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A JUNIOR officer in the South African Air Force has been cleared of crimen injuria charges after a court found evidence against her was based on "hearsay".
The military court in Pretoria found Corporal Nonhlanhla Malinga not guilty of crimen injuria and making false statements in an official document on Monday.
The complainant, director of corporate staff services in the air force, Brigadier General Tersia Jacobs, accused Malinga of making statements in a letter of grievance against her that impaired her character and dignity.
Jacobs said the statement did not only cast doubt on her character but also implied that she was racist.
"I have never been known to be a racist in all my career," Jacobs told the court.
Military Judge Lieutenant Colonel Elizabeth Coetzer found that evidence provided by Jacobs, who was the trial's only witness, was "hearsay" and not enough to convict Malinga.
Malinga issued a grievance of "unfair treatment" against Flight Sergeant Steenkamp of the directorate in January.
In her statement, Malinga claimed that Steenkamp had intimidated her into making a false statement of sexual harassment against Colonel Eugene Motati because Jacobs wanted to "get rid" of him.
Malinga also testified in Motati's trial last month that Steenkamp had tried to persuade her to falsely accuse Motati of sexual harassment but she refused.
Malinga told the court that Steenkamp said she was acting on Jacobs's instructions.
She said Steenkamp had assured her that Jacobs had promised "support and protection" should the case be heard in court. Steenkamp was not called to testify.
Motati, who was attached to the directorate of foreign relations, was suspended from the air force in June last year. He was discharged of charges against him last month following Malinga's testimony.