Domestic airline Kulula.com is investigating a case of racism in which a passenger is alleged to have to refer to a pilot using the k-word.
She was overheard by another passenger who alerted the flight attendant during a trip from Johannesburg to Durban on Friday.
The flight was then re-routed back to OR Tambo international Airport and the passenger was removed.
Kulula.com spokesperson, William Smook says ,“Kulula.com is still investigating the incident but they regard the matter as very serious and won’t tolerate any form of discrimination. The airlines crew is entitled to do their jobs without being insulted or verbally abused. So it’s being regarded as serious.”