Mayor, MEC discuss slur

2013-05-27 00:00

NEWCASTLE Mayor Afzul Rehman has met Transport MEC Willies Mchunu to discuss a racial slur made by a traffic officer from the Road Traffic Inspectorate (RTI).

Speaking to The Witness yesterday, Rehman said the meeting took place on Friday.

Rehman opened a case of crimen injuria against the officer, who cannot be named as he is yet to be formally charged.

Rehman said he was advised by Mchunu not to meet with the officer after the latter wanted to apologise to him. The officer offended Rehman when he remarked to him “Hey, Gupta, what are you doing here?”

“The MEC said I should wait for the investigation into the matter to be completed before taking any further action,” said Rehman.

— Witness Reporter.

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