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Monkeys, gorillas, racist jokes: What’s up with cops’ WhatsApp group?

Cape cops allegedly exchange ill-advised comment about colleagues. Now the department is looking into it

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Five senior coloured and white Western Cape detectives are at the centre of a WhatsApp race battle after sending slurs and photographs of gorillas and monkeys, with two of their colleagues’ names attached.

The detectives – who are all stationed at the Khayelitsha police station – were charged with crimen injuria and defamation of character on Monday.

The case, which has been raised with the office of the provincial police commissioner, stems from a series of messages sent out on a WhatsApp group used by the detective branch’s officers on Friday, June 28...

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