Woman arrested for k-word slur against traffic cop in Cape Town

07 October 2019 - 09:26 By Dan Meyer
A Cape Town woman appeared in court on Monday for allegedly using a racial slur against a traffic official.
A Cape Town woman appeared in court on Monday for allegedly using a racial slur against a traffic official.
Image: SUHAIB SALEM

A woman has been arrested for allegedly using the k-word when confronted by a traffic officer in Cape Town over the weekend.

She has been charged with crimen injuria and resisting arrest.

The 34-year-old was released on a warning after a brief court appearance on Monday.

She was the passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over by a female traffic officer on Saturday on the N2 outside Cape Town. She is alleged to have launched into a foul-mouthed rant, during which she called a female traffic officer the k-word.

The case is sub judice, so I can't say more about her, but the lady said the k-word to a traffic officer,” said Western Cape traffic spokesperson Kenny Africa. 

“There were two vehicles pulled over and the lady was arrested and held in custody.”

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said the woman was released on a warning after making her first court appearance at the Blue Downs Magistrate's court on Monday.

"The woman will appear again on December 6. Police will use that time to investigate further," he said.


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