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A 28-YEAR-OLD police officer, Constable Mlungisi Zungu, is fuming and feels insulted after his superior allegedly addressed him by a derogatory and racist word.
Zungu, who has been stationed at the Umkomaas police station on the f KwaZulu-Natal South Coast since 2005, said he was called a k***** and p*** by a senior colleague, Sergeant Max Khan.
He says it happened after he had been involved in a car accident with a state vehicle.
All legal proceedings were followed, he says.
"On Saturday Sergeant Khan came down hard on me, calling me by derogatory names. Another policemen who witnessed the incident.
"I opened the case against him. Clearly, he was taking a side of the accident victim in the matter,' said Zungu.
He claims that "black" police officers are ill-treated by their "non-black" colleagues and it was a known factor at the station.
He opened a crimen injuria case at the Umkomaas police station.
KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Director Phindile Radebe confirmed the incident and that a case had indeed been opened.
"Yes, a crimen injuria case that was opened and investigations are under way," she said.