The businessman who called President Cyril Ramaphosa the k-word has been arrested since his video went viral on social media.
Police confirmed ex-convict Kessie Nair was taken into custody and charged with crimen injuria after he used racial slurs against the South African head of state.
On Wednesday, Briefly.co.za reported Nair was heard calling Ramaphosa the k-word in a video where he questioned the president's competency in running the country.
Nair said Ramaphosa is a (k-word) who failed the country and he should be charged with fraud and treason.
“I Kessie Nair do hereby call for that k****r state president, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, be charged for defrauding this nation, for oppressing this nation, for high treason,” he was heard saying.
According to reports, the Hawks have taken over the case after police arrested Nair on Wednesday in Phoenix.
"Immediately thereafter the docket was transferred to the Hawks, who are now probing the matter. The suspect is expected to appear today in the Phoenix magistrates court on charges of crimen injuria and there is the possibility of adding more charges," spokesperson Hanguani Mulaudzi said.
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