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sapsThe Citizen reports that a Pretoria police captain who is facing charges of crimen injuria continues to serve at the same station where he allegedly racially attacked his colleagues.  

Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) was appalled that Pretoria Central Police Station’s Captain Jaco Henrico seemed to be receiving special treatment, despite facing criminal charges of racism.  Henrico briefly appeared before the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, where the matter was postponed to 19 June.  For the past two years, the captain has allegedly been intimidating and degrading his colleagues, while calling them the k-word, LHR attorney Wayne Ncube said.  According to some officials, their complaints would often lead to further victimisation.  Ncube went on to say:  “He is still working for the police and has not been suspended.  As far as my clients know, nothing is happening internally.”  Henrico has been moved to a different department, a police spokesperson said on Wednesday, adding that the criminal case was only opened after the departmental process had been concluded.

  • Read this report by Rorisang Kgosana in full at The Citizen

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