More people have reacted to an incident after a Kulula plane rerouted back to OR Tambo International Airportafter a passenger’s alleged k-word slur.

A fellow passenger took to Twitter to share details of the racist name-calling.

The passenger, Nadine Watkins, says the “unsavoury passenger called the captain the k-word”.

Kulula has confirmed the incident, which it says happened on Friday.

“We don’t tolerate discrimination in any form. Our crew are entitled to do their jobs without verbal abuse,” the local airline tweeted.

South Africans on social media have applauded the airline for its zero tolerance to racism.

A new precedent had recently been set after former real estate agent Vicki Momberg was sentenced to an effective two years in prison for her racist rant towards a police officer.

The k-word is just a swear word: Momberg

In March, Momberg had been found guilty on four counts of crimen injuria.

On 3 November, she was caught on video when she lashed out at a black police officer who attempted to help her after an alleged smash-and-grab incident in Northriding.

Spewing hate speech set to become criminal offence

In the video footage, which quickly went viral, Momberg could be heard complaining about the “calibre of blacks” in Johannesburg. ')}

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More people have reacted to an incident after a Kulula plane rerouted back to OR Tambo International Airportafter a passenger’s alleged k-word slur. A fellow passenger took to Twitter to share details of the racist name-calling. https://twitter.com/nadine_watkins1/status/1007728491578691584?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.power987.co.za%2Fnews%2Fkulula-passenger-removed-from-plane-after-alleged-k-word-slur%2F The passenger, Nadine Watkins, says the “unsavoury passenger called the captain the k-word”. Kulula has confirmed the incident, which...