A WHITE police captain is under investigation for allegedly calling a black constable a "kaffir" and assaulting him at the Nelspruit police station.
The case was opened at the Nelspruit police station on Wednesday. The alleged assault took place in the captain's office on Friday last week.
It is not the first time that the captain, whose name is known to Sowetan, has been accused of violent behaviour.
He was once accused of trying to stab his immediate supervisor, Senior Superintendent Gerrie Aggenbach last year.
The captain allegedly tried to grab a gun from a constable in an apparent attempt to shoot Aggenbach, but the constable escaped.
In frustration he ran to the kitchen where he allegedly grabbed a knife to further attack the senior superintendent.
The top cop locked himself in the office and called other officers to help .
At the time the captain was said to have been suspended from duty but bounced back under strange circumstances.
In the latest incident, the captain allegedly sent Constable Elvis Sithole to Nkomazi on an assignment, which is said to have not gone according to the way he had expected.