Man sentenced in South Africa for calling his colleagues “uneducated baboons”

Nicco Adolph Kallerman, 57, was sentenced by a Magistrate’s Court in Phalaborwa, South Africa, for calling his colleagues and other patrons ignorant baboons.

On Thursday, August 26, 2021, Kallerman was found guilty of crimen injuria and sentenced to 12 months in prison or a fine of R20,000.

According to Limpopo Police, half of the sentence was suspended for five years on the condition that the accused did not commit any other crimes.

The punishment stems from an event on Thursday, May 7, 2020, when Kallerman, who was on duty at the Foskor mine, got into an argument with Labour Union Representatives.

“The argument escalated to a level where he called them uneducated baboons. Police were notified and a case of crimen injuria was ultimately opened and assigned to the dedicated Detective Warrant Officer Nakampe Snyman Malatji,” added Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo. 

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