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PRETORIA - A police captain accused of racially abusing black police officials by using the K-word, on Wednesday pleaded not guilty on charges of crimen injuria.

Captain James Henrico appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court for trial on Wednesday.

Henrico, who is a police officer at Pretoria Central Police Station, has been accused of using racial slurs and verbally harassing his colleagues. The complaints date back as far as 2016.

The trial is expected to run over two days. It is believed Henrico intends to call six witnesses to the stand, while the State will call four witnesses.

The matter continues on Thursday.

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African News Agency (ANA)