'cop called me K****R'
A Durban policeman is under investigation for allegedly assaulting and insulting a funeral parlour worker in an apparent road rage attack.
Sihle Nthedi, 23, said he was assaulted and called a "k****r" in the incident last week.
Nthedi said he was driving towards the city centre after fetching a corpse from Gauteng when a policeman on a motor bike allegedly changed lanes and hogged the fast lane.
"My sin was to flick the head lamps - and then I got sworn at," Nthedi said.
"He kept on changing lanes until we stopped at a robot.
"He blocked my way with his bike and pointed a gun at me."
Nthedi said he was ordered to produce his driver's licence.
"He forced me at gunpoint to get out of the car and punched me," he said.
"I fell on the road while other motorists drove past.
"I told him I was transporting a corpse and relatives but he showed no mercy."
He said he was ordered to go to the Durban central police station, but when he got there his alleged attacker was nowhere to be found.
"I went back to the satellite station near the bus depot and I saw him driving away on his police bike."
Nthedi had injuries to his body, mouth and upper lip.
"I was kicked when I fell on the ground. I was insulted and called a k****r for no reason," he said.
Nthedi said he went to Addington Hospital where he received treatment after the incident.
"The doctor's note states that I was beaten and injured in my mouth and upper lip."
Police spokesman Director Phindile Radebe confirmed that an assault case was opened at the Berea police station. She said the matter was being investigated.