Cop punched in row over flag

2012-11-07 00:00

A TAYLOR’S Halt policeman allegedly punched his supervisor in front of members of the public in the police station on Monday in an argument about the South African flag.

Sources who were at the police station at the time said the argument broke out just after Warrant Officer Bhekinkosi Ngcobo (54) had returned from leave on Monday.

The incident occurred in the reception area of the police station, with members of the community coming and going. They did not expect to see the men in blue squabbling.

The squabble broke out after Ngcobo had asked whether the national flag had been raised outside the police station, but his colleague did not answer him.

He went out to see for himself and when he returned, he was allegedly punched in the face.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Joey Jeevan confirmed the incident and said a case of assault had been opened.

“The necessary disciplinary steps will also be instituted,” said Jeevan.

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