What was otherwise a colourful Protea Ryalls Hotel golf tournament was spoiled by Protea Ryalls Hotel sales executive Florentine Kabefu, whose behavior during and before the reception left a lot to be desired.
On more than one occasion, Kabefu was seen quarreling with some journalists who had come to cover the event.
She shouted at some journalists for coming just to cover the presentation ceremony:.
“Where were you in the morning. You have just come for the presentation ceremony because you know there is food and beer,” she shouted at journalists.
During the presentation the lady was also heard asking a photojournalist from one of the media houses to move away from the presentation podium in a sarcastic manner.
“Can you move away. Don’t stand in front like a sponsor,” she told a photojournalist.
Later after the presentation, some of the journalists lost their cool with the woman and told her their peace of mind.
She however, challenged the journalists saying: “You think you can get me fired.
You are just wasting your time.”
It transpired that golfers were also not amused with her unruly behavior.
Remarked one golfer: “I have never seen a sponsor behaving the way this woman has been heaving. She has been an eyesore to many of us and even her working colleagues are complaining of her behavior. I have interacted with the General Manager of Ryalls Hotel Mischa Lehner- he is a real gentleman but this woman is an embarrassment to the hotel management. She is not fit to be in the hospitality industry.”
One of the humiliated journalists deplored the woman’s behavior: “We come here to cover golf tournaments and we get respect from big people like the golf captain Justice Ken Manda, retired army commander General Odilo and other prominent people and it is the first time I have got such treatment from a sponsor.”
Dr Neil Nyirongo won the Protea Ryalls Hotel golf tournament played at the country’s premier golf course.
Nyirongo won the tournament after scoring 39 stable ford points in a field of 120 golfers, the biggest turn-up at the 18-hole golf course so far this year.
Ryalls Hotel general manager Mischa Lehner thanked the participating golfers for supporting the event.
“Most of you frequent our hotel and we just wanted to give back. We really appreciate your support,” he said.
Lehner also presented a K150,000 cheque to the club for course maintenance.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :