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Durban businessman boldly calls Ramaphosa a ‘k**fir’ in new video

Kessie Nair has said on Facebook he's willing to go to jail, while the immediate response has been disbelief and questions about his sanity.

In yet another truly bizarre video that emerged on Wednesday, Durban businessman Kessie Nair can be seen proudly calling President Cyril Ramaphosa the k-word.

“I want to state quite candidly and straightforwardly that I, Kessie Nair, the CEO, founder and creator of Navcare, the National Association towards Violence Crime and Abuse, do hereby call for that k**fir state president Cyril Ramaphosa – and yes I mean k**fir – to be charged for defrauding the nation … for oppressing this nation … for high treason … for failing … for being soft on all the crime, poverty, violence that prevails in this so-called democracy.”

Nair said Ramaphosa was mocking Mandela’s legacy and that he was prepared to go to prison for his views, or to even be shot.

“Achieved my goal‚ now I’m ready to die‚ for my intended message is public knowledge. Thuma mina [send me] to Westville Prison‚” added Nair.

Nair argued the country was being divided by the ruling party so that it could be ruled cynically as a result.

Ironically, he denounced racism and racist labels, despite using a particularly objectionable racist label himself.

He wrote on Facebook: “Let me go down in history‚ becoming the first and last man to [call] the number one citizen‚ the state president” the k-word.

TimesLIVE further reports that Nair is a former local councillor who served six years in prison for corruption.

He told the website that he was once a member of the 26s prison gang and denied that he was being racist. He said he’d made the video because “I care about the nation – and Indians are soft targets.”

On LinkedIn, Nair lists himself as the CEO Founder at Navcare Lifestyle System, and appears to be involved in cryptocurrency.

Watch the video below:

The video comes in the wake of Adam Catzavelos and his family suffering huge fallout for a video in which Catzavelos celebrated the lack of “k**firs” on a beach in Greece.

Some on Twitter have questioned Nair’s sanity.

IOL reports that a criminal charge has already been laid against him.


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