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Music producer opens case of crimen injuria after alleged racist incident

Tumelo Ruele says he and his two friends were racially attacked at the Colony Arms in Randburg last week by two white men.

FILE: South African music maestro Tumelo Ruelo has song featured on the 'Black Panther' movie. EWN team chats to him about his involvement in the project. Picture: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Music producer Tumelo Ruele has opened a case of crimen injuria against patrons of a local Johannesburg pub who allegedly called him the k-word.

Ruele says he and his two friends were racially attacked at the Colony Arms in Randburg last week by two white men.

He posted details about the alleged incident on social media.

The Colony Arms has confirmed that it is investigating the incident.

Ruele says he hopes that justice will be served.

"A lot of these racial slurs get thrown around and people don’t have the necessary support to push the cases forward. "So more than anything, part of the justice needs to be that people need to be aware that we live in a new South Africa and we’re trying to build a better society, not just for us but for the younger generation."

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