The case against Kessie Nair, who posted a video of himself on Facebook attacking President Cyril Ramaphosa and referring to him as a k*****, has been postponed.
Nair appeared in the Verulam Magistrates Court, where the matter was postponed to October 1 for further evidence.
He will remain in custody until then.
Nair appeared in the Verulam court on six counts of crimen injuria and two counts of incitement and instigation.
During an adjournment at the court, he apologiesd and said he was remorseful.
“I would like to this opportunity to publicly apologise to the state president, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, and to the nation as a whole. I am not a racist. The remarks that I made on video which I posted – there would have been different alternatives that I could’ve utilised, but using the k-word obviously brought about the emotional aspect. I call upon the president and nation as a whole to find it within them to forgive me – there’s a bigger purpose and reason to where my frustration lies … the tactic to utilise the k-word on the president and draw the attention of the nation to the reality of it.
“Words and actions and opinions of people should not empower your mind and destroy you from you.”
Nair continued to say he was of sound mind and did not agree with his two brothers, ex-wife, and district surgeon claiming he had a mental illness.
His brothers and the surgeon submitted affidavits to the court about Nair’s “mental illness”.
The former convicted fraudster and Durban councillor appeared briefly for the first time last Thursday afternoon looking relaxed.
Nair had been arrested in Durban by the Hawks after a criminal case was lodged against him at the Bayview police station by former eThekwini councillor Brandon Pillay.
Nair is an ex-convict who claims to also have links to the 26s prison gang after serving time in jail for corruption. Nair had claimed Ramaphosa was mocking Mandela’s legacy and that he was prepared to go to prison, or to even be shot.