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The man who spilled his drink on President Jacob Zuma was fined R8000, suspended for three years, by the Durban Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, the SABC reported.
Daryl Peense was found guilty of assault on July 27. He was arrested during the Durban July horse race last year.
During his trial, Peense denied deliberately spilling his drink on the president, claiming it spilled when people pushed against him to get a better view of Zuma.
He claimed he was drunk at the time and was standing over a balcony when this happened.
It emerged during the trial that the spilled drink had not touched the president as a bodyguard shielded him. - Sapa
So he spills his drink, which does NOT touch the president, yet he's found guily of assault by spilling his drink on JZ? SO it didn't happen, but you're guilty anyway. What a F#@^%$g joke!
He must be relieved it's finally over. An expensive drink. Just a pity that "bodyguards" who over-react can ruin people's lives and get away with it.
Johnnie Vercuil, wrote
Why did President Zuma not say anything to the judge about what really happened.
Gut wrenchingly Disgusting! Child abusers and murderers get less !
Daryl... you pisscat that will teach you a lesson to respect my President...viva JZ viva
Under da rain of Shaka you would be ded. As da bodygads whe dhe an he did not get wet, why you a chaged ?
This was undermining the president,this man deserve this sentence.we also not in banana republic but RSA.Zuma did not pass the judgement but the unbiase court find the man guilty and I never heard him complainiing about his case.
It is a disgrace that such a case has to be brought up - a little drink and he complains - what happened to the hero who sings and dance with his machine guns shower head was disappointed he was not given the free drink it is a shame our courts are tied up with all these petty issues and more serious matters are left standing
I am reading this from Europe, is this a joke?
I think that this is blatant racism - shame on you Zuma. What the hell was he doing at the raway - blowing taxpayers mony or what? He should be tending to problems of the country instaed of galavanting around
And we are supposed to respect our rulers?
Anonymous Thoughts, wrote
R8000 fine & 3yrs suspension for spilling a drink!! Wtf is our country coming to? That's a harsher sentence than some drunk drivers get!! Actual physical assault has gotten a lesser sentence than that!! I'm so ashamed right right now.
what a complete waste of taxpayers money
Next time someone spills a drink on me even by accident im also going to lay a criminal charge and waste the courts and police resources..My feelings would be hurt not to mention my shirt would need to be cleaned...Go banana republic
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