Zuma Durban July case delayed

2011-07-06 09:09

The assault trial of a man accused of spilling his drink on President Jacob Zuma at the Durban July horserace last year was postponed until July 27 by the Durban Magistrates Court today.

Magistrate Gugu Mphikeleli was not available to hand over the judgment.

Daryl Peense has 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.

The court heard that the spilled liquid did not touch the president, but was deflected by a bodyguard.

In April, Peense’s attorney Jimmy House argued that there was a need for Zuma to testify as it seemed he was totally unaware of the “activity which was described as an assault on him”. 

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