A South African filmmaker who was seen in shocking video being pushed down the stairs by an enraged Airbnb landlord in Amsterdam on Sunday broke her silence, suggesting that the attack was unjustified and racially motivated.
Sibahle Nkumbi, who also goes by the name Steve, said in her first interview since the disturbing incident that she suffered a concussion and wants the man allegedly responsible for her injuries held to account, although she is skeptical it will ever happen.
Nkumbi acknowledged that she and her friends were late to check out but insisted that she did nothing to deserve being treated in such a brutal manner and argued that had she been white, things would have turned out differently.
It has since emerged that the man seen in the video hurling Nkumbi down the stairs could face an attempted murder charge.
The footage that first emerged on social media shows the Amsterdam homeowner shouting ‘out, out’ as he chucks the clothes and suitcases of the women out of the apartment and down the stairs.
He then howls ‘out now’ and can be seen pushing Ms Nkumbi head first down the steep staircase.
She hits ground hard and seems to slam into the wall and the floor with her face, and then remains motionless.