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Kessie Nair ‘is clearly a sick person’, says Presidential spokesperson

#DURBAN: Kessie Nair, ex-convict landed in hot water after he made racist utterances against South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa. 

ALSO READ: Kessie Nair: A free man after K-word case withdrawn

Presidential spokesman Khusela Diko said the post didn’t deserve any attention.

“He’s clearly a sick person and his racist rant is not deserving of any airtime. His tirade against the president demonstrates delusional and attention-seeking behaviour. We have no doubt that his views do not represent the majority of South Africans working hard to build unity and shared prosperity in this country.”

Diko urged Nair’s family and friends to give him the support he needs.

Nair is one of a number of South Africans whose recent racist rants have landed them in hot water.

Businessman Adam Catzavelos recently catapulted to notoriety after a video went viral of him using the k-word to celebrate the fact that there were no black people around him on a beach holiday.

Durban teacher Danielle de Bruyn resigned from Westville Girls’ High School in the midst of a racism scandal that centred on her use of the k-word‚ for which she later asked for forgiveness.

Suzanne Govender from the ANC Youth League in eThekwini resigned in August 2018 after being accused of using the k-word against her comrade in a social media rant.

Image: Facebook/Suzanne Govender

The ANCYL eThekwini region said in a statement that it welcomed Govender’s resignation with immediate effect.

Govender’s resignation followed a case against her opened by the ANCYL in ward 73 in Chatsworth after her comments‚ which were allegedly made during a conversation between her and another comrade during a WhatsApp conversation‚ were posted on Facebook.

But Govender told the Daily News that she believed she was a victim of a smear campaign by someone intent on taking her position.

She didn’t respond to queries from TimesLIVE.

In the most recent incident‚ a video went viral of a City of Johannesburg official hurling racial abuse at a security guard at the Eldorado Park swimming pool.


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