- The man who called the South African president the k-word will be sent for mental evaluation in Pietermaritzburg
- The court found that the testimony by his brother and the recommendation of a surgeon was enough reason to order an evaluation
- According to the surgeon, Nair is delusional
Kessie Nair became instantly known when news broke that he called President Cyril Ramaphosa the k-word.
Nair appeared in the Verulam Magistrate's Court and was ordered to get a mental evaluation. Nair will be evaluated at Pietermaritzburg's Fort Napier Hospital.
A report by TimesLIVE indicates that Magistrate Ncumisa Gcolotela found that the testimony by Nair's brother and the recommendation of a surgeon was enough to allow the application for his evaluation to be granted.
According to the surgeon, Nair is delusional, even if he doesn't have a mental illness. Nair's brother claimed that he saw a change in his brother's mental health. He could see from the things his brother posted on social media that he was different.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Nair apologised to and asked President Ramaphosa to forgive him for his now-infamous k-word video.
Nair is facing six-counts of crimen injuria and two counts of incitement. In his apology, Nair said he had used the k-word as a tactic to get the attention of Ramaphosa and the nation.
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