Durban - Kessie Nair is expected to make a fresh bail application on Monday and hopes he could be home for Christmas.
Nair has remained behind bars since his arrest in September for allegedly calling President Cyril Ramaphosa the k-word.
He faces a charge of crimen injuria.
The 60-year-old appeared in the Verulam Magistrate's Court on Thursday.
His attorney Chris Gounden had made an application for Magistrate Ncumisa Gcolotela to recuse herself from the case; based on certain comments she allegedly made during the judgement on the first bail application.