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Zuma attacker shocked by ruling

2011-07-27 20:38

Cape Town - A Gauteng betting agent expressed shock on Wednesday after being found guilty of assault for spilling his drink on President Jacob Zuma at the Vodacom Durban July last year.

Daryl Peense told News24: “I’m shocked by the ruling, it’s like a big puzzle…”

Magistrate Gugu Mphikeleli also wanted to keep Peense in custody but after some wrangling managed to be convinced to extend Peense’s R500 bail.

Peense said that Mphikeleli found him guilty on the basis of the bodyguard’s statement stating that he intended to spill the drink on the president and that the bodyguard saw the liquid falling.

However, the betting agent said that one of the bodyguards who testified contradicted himself when he wrote in his police statement after the incident that “no liquid touched Zuma or anyone in his envoy” but when he testified in court he said that some liquid did spill on him (the bodyguard).

The bodyguard also claimed in court that the liquid smelled like beer but Peense said that in the complaint, it was stated that the liquid smelled like “whisky and water”.

Peense said that he also tried writing a letter of apology to the presidency but to no avail. In fact, communication with anyone in the presidency or government has been almost non-existent for the betting agent.

He said he wasn’t even sure who laid the charge, with a query to prosecutors even not getting a response.

A presidency spokesperson refused to comment on the matter.

The case has been adjourned to September 7 for sentencing, the National Prosecution Authority said.

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Comments
  • jkoorts - 2011-07-27 20:43

    what a joke

      za101 - 2011-07-27 21:19

      The judge is a joke

      za101 - 2011-07-27 21:20

      In South Africa there is a greater chance of you being convicted for spilling alcohol on the president rather than commiting corruption, murder, theft,

      za101 - 2011-07-27 21:22

      In the past body guards of the President arrested a man in Cape Town for showing the middle finger to the president. If you see what is happening in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Bahrain, Yemen etc and what social media is doing, the ANC would be smarter to simply ignore these things. Social Media will bring down this government faster than they think.

      SaintBruce - 2011-07-27 21:23

      Wait for Zapiro to have a field day with this one! If I were Zuma I would fire the Bodyguard for making me the laughing stock of the Political World! But then that would take some real leadership wouldn't it?

      Spyker May - 2011-07-27 21:25

      Absolutely - he must appeal. Inter alia - one is reminded of the incident of the ANC office arsonist, who got arrested within a few days, then sentenced on the same day he was arrested. That was mild though, when you consider, he was sentenced to jail for EIGHT YEARS for R 750 000-00 of damage. Compare that to the seven digit numbers that the National Commissioner of the SAPS p*ssed out on lavish travel expenses, only..! This is getting VERY serious. This madness is starting to resemble Nazi-style persecution. If the DA wants us to challenge the ANC through "democracy" - I would like them to demonstrate to me how this will be handled by the "democratic process". PS: WTF kind of gangsta president, hangs out at the horse-races, in any event..?

      USSA - 2011-07-27 22:14

      @ZA101 The president is the biggest joke! If he was an honourable man by any faint measure, he would halt this bull$hit.

      freedom - 2011-07-27 22:18

      @poloyatonki first learn to spell and then comment you d*&s how do u spell Verwoord man save a f....ng nation

      Andrew - 2011-07-27 22:19

      Who's crying over spilled milk!! You mess with the big boys you must face the music.

      braveinternetguy - 2011-07-27 22:31

      @Poloyatonki - Thank you very much for a most entertaining mental image! I conjured up many fanciful plots, many of which were centered around how someone like yourself would have had to be heavy smokkeled in, for whatever reason, and would have had to be neglectfully left unattended - free to wander off and cause big trouble. One side effect of this is that, perhaps unfortunately so, I now have a very clear image of you in my head, and whenever I read any of your posts again, I'll remember the incident you had with Verwoerd at the reaces, and what I imagine you to look like. :)

      Neutkraker - 2011-07-27 22:33

      Poloyatonki stop spewing sh*#. What a powerful and dangerous weapon liquid has become since Showerhead got wet after sex!! Verwoerd was much more of a man than to make such a fool of himself. My goodness, how can you be proud of someone who tries to convince anyone but fools that having had a few drops of liquid spilt on him constitutes an assault?? This is someone who stands up in public and parades as a man by calling for his machine-gun, but can't handle a few drops of liquid!! "The Emperor's New Clothes" jumps to mind with this farcical circus!

      Fred - 2011-07-27 22:35

      Not a joke, but I'm sure this qualifies Zuma for a second shower-head. Hi Zapiro, are you listening?

      Neutkraker - 2011-07-27 22:57

      @Fred NO Fred, he has just qualified for a checkered court jester's suit.

      LagUTroll - 2011-07-28 05:41

      I'm really worried, my friend split his drink on himself the other day, I think it was attempted suicide...

      Andre Barendse - 2011-07-28 07:53

      I've seen drunks in bars with less insecurity issues. (Did shaka not also kill people for not crying to his liking at his mothers funeral...) What happens if I spill my drink on myself... is that considered a suicide attempt? [Dei minimus non curat lex? Legal eagles????] Eish

      allie - 2011-07-28 08:53

      I now have even lost my disgust for this man,untouchable,vain,what a loser.

      Rob Gunning - 2011-07-28 09:37

      Can I lay assault charges against people who spill their drinks on me as well? Think I'm gonna give it a try and see what happens.

      Koring - 2011-07-28 11:14

      Watch this space. This uneducated judge is in line for the top Constitutional post just vacated. I recently picked this up:- Quote:- .South African Law Two recent court cases have earned the attention of newspaper readers in South Africa : 1. One person was fined R1 000 for not having a TV license. 2. Another was released on bail for R500 after being arrested for murder. The moral of this South African story: If you do not have a TV licence and the inspector comes round, kill him. You'll save R500. ... It's the Right Thing To Do ....

      RL - 2011-07-28 11:54

      well the bloke who hurled a shoe at george bush spent 9 months in prison and was tortured for his "crime". i think its far too much of a coincidence that the drink was spilled just as the president was walking by. i think peense was taking the piss and has to pay the price. criticise the president as a person all you like but the office should be respected. ive experienced white kids in durban always getting way too rowdy and then feeling the need to become uber friendly with strange black folk hugging them and dancing with them. it may be harmless fun to them but is nevertheless something you would not ordinarily do and is an infringement on another human. this all being said this may have been zumas "mandela moment" but it appears it fell on the 68th minute ... bummer

      Mike - 2011-07-28 13:41

      The office should be respected? Then give us reason aside from mere title to offer respect!!! The pres can rape and whore around and all is cool, and that deserves respect? Get real! Peense had the decency to submit a written apology for the incident yet that's not enough? The judge made his judgement based on a bodyguard's word? Of course! If he didn't, dear old judge would be in a body bag already. I think there's more to this case than meets the eye.

      TSaR - 2011-07-28 14:13

      Needless to say the liquid wasnt even harmful. And we, the taxpayers, have to pay for the crap. We could have fed a hungry child with this money.

      RL - 2011-07-28 14:23

      @mike i am real and so is the constitution and the laws of the country, the flippant stance you take is mounted on a slippery slope oke, dont act as if you've never run a red light, spoken on your cell while driving or driven when you're drunk. “lessor” crimes by your reasoning and allows you to judge others. i am not the president or a politician so i dont need to give you reasons but common sense tells me that violence begets violence, disrespect begets disrespect etc. peense submitted the apology on the advice of his counsel in mitigation so i wouldn’t say he's a saint, but then again derby lewis also has plenty black friends and rehab certificates in his bail app so i bet you believe that too. re:the magistrate/bodyguards word - im sorry but its called a witness and both parties to proceedings were free to call who ever would corroborate their story. apparently thats how court works.

      Together - 2011-07-28 15:43

      I think that this drink-spiller should be considered innocent until proven guilty, that the trial should be dragged out for two years, and if he is found guilty, he should be sentenced to playing golf for five years and paid a handsome salary while he's at it. Then we'll know that justice in SA is blind.

      Yoni - 2011-07-28 19:24

      @renaldogouws: "I wonder how that woman felt that he raped." When was the President convicted of rape? Please enlighten me, I missed that one. I was all along under the impression he was discharged and acquitted in terms of section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Act since there was no prima facie case to answer.

      P!NK - 2011-07-29 09:06

      Should have been acid - then I'd understand the threat to the Pres, but water/whiskey/been??? He's not a witch, won't make him melt....

      Met - 2011-07-29 16:38

      Murder, steal, rape, yes by all means! But spill a drink? How dare he do it? Give him life in prison

      hansgat_masepa - 2011-07-29 17:23

      if you to spill your drink the honorouble JZ you are a criminal!

  • Obama Bin Laden - 2011-07-27 20:43

    But you can loot and pillage from the state coffers and nothing happens? TIA, TIA

      Macho Mike - 2011-07-27 22:51

      So Daryl Peense is guilty of assault? Then ZUMA must be guilty of an environmental disaster, given all the sh*t he spurts out from his mouth? Please charge Zuma Mr Not so Correct Justice System, or should that be Just juice System?

      Mthetwa - 2011-07-28 10:32

      No! No! .... Jacob learnt this "power play" from his friend Robert Mugabe. I am sure that Zuma did not file any charges ... but he is allowing it, or is just acting ignorant, again.

      Pencilgraffiti - 2011-07-29 14:08

      Zuma going from weak to pathetic to just plain sad.

      Met - 2011-07-29 16:40

      Acting ignorant? I am sure that comes very natural for him

  • Jax - 2011-07-27 20:44

    This has to be the biggest farce of the century so far. Where has common sense gone - I know, I know it left the building with Elvis.

      Warren - 2011-07-27 22:37

      Like I said before, the quickest way to lose an argument in Africa is to apply common sense.

      Dr Filemon - 2011-07-28 09:45

      It is amazing that he was found guilty of assault when the liquid did not even touch zooma so at worst he should only have been found guilty of attempted assault. This shows the bias of the magistrate - and I wonder why

      Lionel - 2011-07-28 14:03

      @Dr Filemon - the maggie;'s also a nutter: wanting to keep the oke in custody, pending sentencing on an ASSAULT COMMON charge! Especially when the prosecution have said they are asking for a fine. I hope this guys appeals. Perhaps someone should start a fund for his appeal...

  • THE.SRG - 2011-07-27 20:45

    and so it goes!....what a load of sheet and a waist of money.

      THE.SRG - 2011-07-27 21:04

      why didnt zuma himself show up to the case to complain?

      THE.SRG - 2011-07-27 21:07

      "ahhh....just make sure he goes to jail, I'll send my suit in to be cleaned in the morning"

      freedom - 2011-07-27 22:21

      @the.srg he was busy having a shower!!!! couldnt attend the complaining forum

  • k7z - 2011-07-27 20:46

    what?

  • Hennie - 2011-07-27 20:47

    Stupidity personified, my respect just keeps growing for our president....NOT!

      Jo - 2011-07-27 21:26

      Ye VM1... Pull the race card. No one said anything about race or disrespect. But because you can not defend the actions of YOUR president, you pull the race card or blame it on Apartheid. It's this exact mentality that prevents you from seeing that most (there are always exceptions) "white" people really just want to get on with their lives. Even during Apartheid (which was over 18yrs ago now, so drop it) most "whites" opposed the actions. Grow a pair and make decent statements or shut up.

      ProudofPink - 2011-07-27 21:51

      @VM1 Shame boy, shake your shoulders and some of the trees might fall off. It'll give you a clearer out look on life once all those chips have gone. Piece of slime.

      USSA - 2011-07-27 22:21

      @VM1 Can I buy you a brain for Christmas? PS. Even though he sits in the big office, Zuma is and will never be a president. He is a joke...like you.

      eh eh eh - 2011-07-28 22:16

      Sub-human dictator behaviour!

      JR - 2011-07-29 11:44

      The lack of respect for zuma is his own fault. the man is unintelligent and a criminal who used connections to stay out of jail. getting away with crimes does not make you innocent. Just means the police and prosecutor were incomptent.

      umhlopo - 2011-07-29 13:31

      @VM1 if it wasnt for the race card you bunch would have nothing going for you

  • Bunty - 2011-07-27 20:52

    Zooma the man in the empty suit! Whisky cannot fall on that potato the suit is empty.

      ProudofPink - 2011-07-27 21:51

      Not just the suit. The head as well. Hollow.

  • mlh@24.com - 2011-07-27 20:53

    How ABSOLUTELY pathetic!!!! And then we wonder why SA is considered a JOKE elsewhere!! It IS laughable...if only it were a joke! To WASTE money on something so incredibly pathetic?!? Simply unbelievable.......

      sipholess - 2011-07-27 22:10

      Bluemas, crack cocaine cant help you, Insert your head into your own crack and stay there for 24 hours. What a Doos.

      Ogre - 2011-07-27 22:45

      Bluemas, unfortunately we are all part of the cast of the largest comedy show on earth. This incident will just cause more event organisers not to invite some people in case their fragile egos are dented. You can dress them but you can't take them anywhere.

      James - 2011-07-27 23:02

      African governments consist of incapable people with massive inferiority complexes. Shame, it must be tough constantly striving to achieve like the west and failing miserably almost every time.

      Neutkraker - 2011-07-27 23:08

      @ Bluemas We're staying to be entertained by the clowns! Nowhere in the world do you find such a high concentration of them!

      mlh@24.com - 2011-07-28 08:48

      @Bluemas.....seems YOU too are a joke!!! Remember, name-calling gets you nowhere....! Seemingly you are part of the "Nasty Brigade" one encounters on these forums.....shame.

  • Martin - 2011-07-27 20:58

    You WILL NOT show disrespect for the position of the President of the republic. That is his job !!!

      Warren - 2011-07-27 22:43

      Surly you mean the president of the "Having Sex With Your Friend's Daughters" club

      sipholess - 2011-07-27 22:44

      Should have cut his head off !!!

      THE.SRG - 2011-07-27 22:50

      i dont think you guys get martins statement there...he is saying that its zumas job to disrespect the job he has been given!

      pitbull - 2011-07-28 02:16

      It is not a presidents bum. Even Bush, Mubarrak and Saddam were better presidents.

      umhlopo - 2011-07-29 13:21

      respect is earned,and makhulus kop has not earned anything except maybe my disgust

  • Jaja - 2011-07-27 20:59

    Hallo Mr Mugabe ...

  • TinaM - 2011-07-27 21:01

    so this ridiculous sentence is more important than the tons of murders and rapes that happen on a daily basis?

  • Dan - 2011-07-27 21:02

    He should have used the opertunity to piss on the incompetent corrupt imbicile , I would gladly pay R5000 for that privilage

      TDS - 2011-07-29 14:21

      Dan u r an idiot

  • barry.mcbride - 2011-07-27 21:05

    what a joke, and much worse than "the bodyguard’s statement stating that he...". i.e. one can do without the word 'stating'! LOL

  • DJI - 2011-07-27 21:05

    I would be shocked too, lost a drink and this stupid case.

  • Albertus - 2011-07-27 21:06

    zoom, zoom, boom! The RSA picture.

  • Jp - 2011-07-27 21:08

    this is realy bad our country worries themselfs about this but we cant see that "they"are taking over

  • william - 2011-07-27 21:11

    sounds familiar to events just above the border, but why are we surprised ?

  • Adrian Piers - 2011-07-27 21:12

    A storm in a teacup, or should I say a beermug?

  • Black_Jesus - 2011-07-27 21:13

    Listen to this Pig: “I’m shocked by the ruling, it’s like a big puzzle…” He deserves a life imprisonment for messing around with the President..

      sipholess - 2011-07-27 22:20

      Check your status, you have the virus.

      Psychotron - 2011-07-28 08:50

      Pity it wasn't petrol and set on fire. You and you cadres overreact as usual.

      dingo - 2011-07-28 09:43

      Twat

      JR - 2011-07-29 11:46

      Black J (will not mention both in same sentence) the president is the one who deserves to be in jail. he is a joke and does not have my respect

      umhlopo - 2011-07-29 13:16

      if jesus liked you lot he would have seen to it that your colour was changed

      TDS - 2011-07-29 14:32

      hahaha, umhlopo, u sound like one of those black idiots who r afraid of white people, turning ur back on ur people to be popular with whites, sthotho ndini

      Wizard101 - 2011-07-29 18:03

      @black j or should I call you BJ that is good for Blow Job take your black ass tendencies to mugabe and go sleep with his wife my booi.

  • GT - 2011-07-27 21:14

    so he is guilty of an assault that never happened? he struggles to get bail when a drug lord and corrupt chief of police are still walking the streets. FUBAR & Charlie Foxtrot

      Black_Jesus - 2011-07-27 21:39

      @GT:- The court of Law found him guilty idiot!

      Ogre - 2011-07-27 22:53

      Just like a prominent ANC figure was found guilty of drug traficking. She is also still walking free until the appeal is decided and is again receiving her salary despite her conviction. Makes you wonder how unbiased things are.

      sipholess - 2011-07-27 23:45

      Blackjesusholymoly, Shaik was also guilty,look at him now! Explain ?

      Bigyin - 2011-07-28 12:07

      @Black_Jussus - The alleged victim never even layed a charge. How can he be guilty. Just remember Black_Jesus, Jesus was white!

      Neles - 2011-07-29 16:14

      lol @ Jesus was white

      Wizard101 - 2011-07-29 18:05

      @ Blow Job your black ass is also then guilty!!!!!!!

  • 300katoom - 2011-07-27 21:17

    Maybe the Magistrate is trying to get a promotion

  • Afrikanerbul - 2011-07-27 21:19

    What a incompetent fool: This F%&^#*ing magistrate is stark raving mad! How on earth could he even consider holding the accused in custody after conviction? The man had been convicted of a PETTY, non-violent assault. The magistrate's objectivity is definitely questionable, if the article is true and correct.

      VM1 - 2011-07-27 21:22

      Firing squad is in order for this kind of offence.

      Ricus - 2011-07-27 22:03

      The fact of the matter is, the betting agent was found guilty which is pathetic and ridiculous, but why the hell doesn't this so cslled President do nothing to protect the South African population from murderers, rapists etc, because he is just as guilty as the perpertrators that commit these offences! He should be hanged, that will change this country for good! Erode these INCOMPETENT Blacks!

  • valleyman - 2011-07-27 21:21

    WTF??? Assault with a deadly cocktail?? This country just gets dumber and dumber.

      Pickle - 2011-07-27 21:34

      LOL and that's a reference to the latest ANCYL webpage hack isn't it ^^

      sipholess - 2011-07-27 22:24

      Bwahahahahahaha, I like it Valleyman.

      OZNOB - 2011-07-28 22:31

      THEY WERE SCARED HE WOULD DISSOLVE- HENCE THE ASSAULT CHARGE. THEN AGAIN MAYBE if we gave malema two disprin maybe he will go away

  • To The Point - 2011-07-27 21:26

    Zuma assaults this nation with his corruption and stupidity every day why is he not charged and jailed?

  • whoops - 2011-07-27 21:26

    to get through each day in this dispensation is starting to feel like a miracle. good luck to us all.

  • zelda - 2011-07-27 21:29

    The justice system is non existant. A murderer gets off free but an accident is found gulty, Our judges do not have a clue. No wonder S is a joke overseas in other countries. We are a laughing stock.

  • Yislaaik - 2011-07-27 21:30

    Poor Jacobus!!! Disgraceful spilling a bit of drink on him! Definitely worse than rape, robbing the poor and taxpayers, and evading tax. And then still trying to run the country. Pity Peense can't ban the bodyguards as in the case of the Scorpions. Jacobus, just have a shower and eat a few beetroots and you'll get over it quickly.

  • sureta.olivier - 2011-07-27 21:31

    Does Zuma even know this happened? I hear that he didnt even know about it.

  • Philip Venter - 2011-07-27 21:38

    I am speechless...

      allie - 2011-07-28 11:33

      ATTACKER nogal?

  • Philip Venter - 2011-07-27 21:38

    Is this some kind of joke? If it's true then I am speechless... words cannot describe the stupidity.

  • tdk25 - 2011-07-27 21:43

    If the spilled drink wasn't bells then this is a harsh sentence

  • jason - 2011-07-27 21:47

    "Zuma attacker" - how dramatic. I suspect it was a leaky shower head. This whole case is petty and am really disappointed in Zuma. I wonder how govt will react if a pigeon accidentally craps on the presidents head, if this case is anything to go by. Borderline freak show IMHO

      THE.SRG - 2011-07-27 23:00

      funny you should say that....i was thinking of training some pigeons to follow zuma and malema around all day crapping on them

      Judge Judy - 2011-07-28 14:57

      ...and with the size of Zumas head, how could they miss!!

  • RuthK - 2011-07-27 21:48

    Shocking! Hoe good are those body guards if he got that close to the pesident to begin with, and with all those contradictions there is no way there can be a conviction. I certainly do hope this is escalated. This judge is not impartial and clearly playing a political game. Time to take him off the bench

  • Cliff - 2011-07-27 21:49

    How pathetic!

  • RuthK - 2011-07-27 21:50

    I'm just surprised Zuma didn't enjoy the shower!

  • sipholess - 2011-07-27 21:50

    South Africa has become a joke, just like the rest of Africa. Such a beautiful Country, ruined by greed and the notion that the ANC are the only option.

  • Hamilton Ngwenya - 2011-07-27 21:54

    The site is full of paranoid, delusional outcasts from Europe with embedded racism running thru their veins.

      VM1 - 2011-07-27 21:56

      One day is one day Hamilton mfowethu one day is one day ...

      ProudofPink - 2011-07-27 21:58

      Hamilton, you're actually very wrong, but that's to be expected. The site is full of paranoid, racist, and dumb beyond dumb darkies like you. Do us all a favour and slash you wrists.

      sipholess - 2011-07-27 23:06

      Even when the ANC are wrong, you will still back them. The black people of Africa will never look forward, they will always look to the past, always backwards, the whole Continent bares witness to this. Name only 1 African coutry that is thriving, there is'nt one.

      whoops - 2011-07-28 08:02

      Hamilton, get down off your podium Babe. Do you truly think that this scathing commentry on the president and his neanderthal bodyguard is because they are BLACK? You just cannot be serious. I thought that we South Africans were at least unified in our wanting to have coherant leadership. Zuma's handling of this issue is truly toddler behaviour and if you see it in any other way than this, then you pose yourself as a very dangerous statistic for our future because you will not even be able to teach your own children left from right (forgive the pun). Go take a shower.

      Bigyin - 2011-07-28 12:10

      Who mentioned race? Hamilton can you tell me? Oh, don't worry it was you. While we are on the subject - who made the computer you are using, who invented the Internet, who inveted everything? Not a darkie!

  • grant.hide - 2011-07-27 21:55

    i think we should march to have the reverse charges, abuse of power.

  • jock - 2011-07-27 21:55

    lucky it was zuma and not his side kick bob magabe otherwise you would have been shot

  • Ken J May - 2011-07-27 21:58

    I hereby declare you...Not so free my burger! The ANC will bring back the death penalty just for you! Banana Republic!

  • Black_Jesus - 2011-07-27 21:59

    President Zuma is not only our President. He is also your (right wings) President. You batter start showing some respect! I dont know what are you moaning about because the courts found him guilty.

      ProudofPink - 2011-07-27 22:06

      Respect is earned and there is absolutely nothing about Zooomer to respect, unless of course you think a corrupt, raping, thieving, polygamist is something to respect. How disgusting! The only thing lower than Zooomer is Juliearse.

      James - 2011-07-27 23:09

      The only way you idiots "respect" each other is through violence, as without it no one would give you the time of day.

      dingo - 2011-07-28 10:03

      dear idiot, what happens if pigeons take a sh@t on his car? Will they exterminate all the pigeons? What if someone farts next to him, or coughs, or sneeze, or just looks funny at him, there are so many probabilities, possibilities and what, you going to charge everyone with assault? This is just beyond stupid, and you (batter - fish batter ja) better start to come out of the stone age! You are laughable, the court is laughable and dear dear zumpie is LAUGHABLE!

  • Lwazi - 2011-07-27 22:05

    Its another shower head moment that Zuma didn't withdraw the charge at some point in the trial. Reeks of paranoia and insecurity (and perhaps even arrogance). Embarrassing that a drink being spilled next to someone can constitute assault. God help the person who nearly causes a car accident.

  • Yankee - 2011-07-27 22:05

    Zuma will have his eye on this judge. Watch out for the name Gugu Mphikeleli for promotion in the judiciary.

  • Zenzele - 2011-07-27 22:06

    Anyone who understand the legal system knows that what this man has done i.e , it does't matter whether its a President or not, he has committed a crime if his actions were proven in court. As long the complanaint lays a charge, one has to go through the due process of the law regardless the victim's status. If he thinks he has been unfairly convicted he can make an appeal. He must stop crying like a baby, we are all responsible for our actions. He should have thought of the consequences of his actions before acting.

      THE.SRG - 2011-07-27 23:08

      bet if you spilt a drink on me and I went to the police station to lay a charge of assault they would just laugh and tell me to stop wasting their time.

      Al - 2011-07-27 23:17

      So why is Zuma not in jail now for his corrupt actions?

  • Douglas - 2011-07-27 22:07

    another way of wasting taxpayers money on frivolish things. mind blowing how petty this is

  • spd123 - 2011-07-27 22:08

    What really pissed him off was that the offending drink was cheapo Bells and not the goat herders preferred Johnny Walker Blue!!!!!

  • Obama - 2011-07-27 22:09

    One of the speedient trials ever in this country... If only all other crimes, more serious crimes, were dealt with this way..

  • Politbiero - 2011-07-27 22:11

    "Magistrate Gugu Mphikeleli also wanted to keep Peense in custody...." Oeps. Does not bode well for sentencing...

  • HCrouse - 2011-07-27 22:12

    Typical of the world-class security this moron employs to let him walk under the drink spiller. Someone should have taken the easy opportunity to splat that twat.

  • Casey Tennent - 2011-07-27 22:14

    This Judge and court case as well as this government are a joke... Please can someone give them R1 to buy a life i mean really. It was a simple mistake and it is just a bit of liquid i mean really, its not like he threatened Zuma or anything. Mistakes happen but this was taken way to far... alot of people have had drinks spilled on them by mistake or not by mistake however people arent so desperate to get into the media again as to go this far... Zuma really now, is this really necessary you always going on about how people must respect each other and live in peace yet you go and take someone to court for spilling a stupid bit of liquid on you.... Great leadership...NOT