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gavel thumb100 Timeslive reports that a police captain was due to go on trial in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for allegedly being racist towards his colleagues.  

According to Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR)‚ black police officers at a police station in Pretoria had filed both internal and criminal complaints against the officer for numerous alleged acts of racism against them.  “The complainants in this matter accuse their superior (the captain) of referring to them by the k-word and verbally harassing them‚” LHR indicated in a statement.  LHR was approached by several police officers to assist them in laying complaints against the captain.  “This case represents one of numerous cases filed by police officers testifying to acts of racism prevalent in various police stations across the country‚” said LHR.  The captain is facing a charge of criminal injuria.

  • Read this report by Naledi Shange in full at Timeslive

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