Navy chef suing cop for racist altercation

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Cape Town - A South African Navy chef and amateur comedian has taken a Cape Town police officer to the Equality Court following an alleged racial altercation, The Times reported on Wednesday.

Phila Mnyanda claimed Sergeant Zelda Bussey, who arrested him for suspected drunk driving in 2011, called him a "kaffir", according to the report.

She also allegedly injured him while transporting him in the back of a police van to the district surgeon to have his blood drawn.

In court papers, Mnyanda reportedly said: "[Bussey] told her colleague: 'Die kaffir dink hy is slim. Ek sal hom uit sort' (This kaffir thinks he's smart. I'll sort him out).

"In addition, I sustained physical injuries to my person as a result of the respondent's negligent driving of the SAPS vehicle while I was in the back thereof."

Mnyanda was suing Bussey for an undisclosed amount of money and is demanding an apology.

Bussey tried to have the case thrown out of court but her application was turned down.

The matter was postponed to 11 August.
- SAPA

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