KZN Businessman Arrested For Calling President Ramaphosa The K-Word

Former councillor and ex-con Kessie Nair used k-word to 'get attention'. PICTURE: Timeslive

JOHANNESBURG: Nair continued to say that he is the source of inequality, crime, poverty, and poor healthcare that the country is currently facing.

Police have confirmed that KwaZulu-Natal businessman Kessie Nair has been arrested and is facing a crimen injuria charge for calling President Ramaphosa the K-word.

In a video which was circulating on social media on Wednesday, Nair used the K-word while ranting that the president should be charged for fraud and treason.

Nair continued to say that he is the source of inequality, crime, poverty, and poor healthcare that the country is currently facing.

The Hawks have now taken over the case.

Spokesperson Hanguani Mulaudzi: “The suspect was arrested yesterday by the visible policing members in Phoenix. Immediately thereafter the docket was transferred to the Hawks, who are now probing the matter. The suspect is expected to appear today in the Phoenix magistrates court on charges of crimen injuria and there is the possibility of adding more charges.”

His family has vowed to make amends and seek forgiveness from South Africans. 

In a statement issued by the family, “Kessie’s statements are irrational and deserve to be condemned . . . We urge the South African community to forgive him and we will do our best to make amends.”

Kessie’s brother Khrishnan Nair commented: “As a family we distance ourselves from such utterances and statements. We have a history of being in the trenches fighting apartheid and being involved in the struggle for the liberation of this country from the shackles of the Nationalist government.”