How a parking space spat turned into a k-word court row

09 November 2018 - 07:00 By Belinda Pheto
Muizenberg resident Nomtha Macala has taken a man to court for allegedly calling her the k-word during a spat over a parking space.
Muizenberg resident Nomtha Macala has taken a man to court for allegedly calling her the k-word during a spat over a parking space.
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A spat over a parking space in a residential area of Muizenberg in the Western Cape quickly turned into a war of racial slurs which ended up in the Equality Court.

When 37-year-old Nomtha Macala’s car broke down in October 2017 while on her way to work, the only space she could see in the street was a parking bay with a traffic cone on it.

When she moved it, she says, the verbal abuse began.

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