A black Royal Navy officer who lost an employment tribunal claim for racial discrimination will have to pay almost £30,000 in costs to the people he accused of racism.
Andrew Antrobus claimed he had been introduced as “Robert Mugabe” at important meetings and was subjected to taunts by jealous colleagues when he was appointed manager at a Navy recruitment office in Cornwall.
The 48-year-old also claimed he found a voting poster for the Zimbabwean dictator on the wall above his desk, the Herald reports.
An Exeter employment tribunal dismissed his race claims against the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and two of his colleagues, who said Chief Petty Officer Antrobus invented the Mugabe nickname himself at a time when he was bringing a stricter regime to the office.
The tribunal ruled that Antrobus will have to pay a total of just over £28,000 costs to the MoD and the two colleagues.