Man behind Diwali Facebook rant back in dock

2017-01-17 05:59

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Durban - A Facebook user behind an offensive post about fireworks and the Hindu festival of Diwali is expected in the Durban Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Dawie Kriel faces a charge of crimen injuria after he wrote last year of his dislike of fireworks set off over the weekend-long festival of light.

"Same story every year. Despite the outcry about crackers every year and in spite of the ban on the imports, Zuma still gives the Gupta's and company licence to import that shit by the container load. Profit profit profit," he had posted.

The post continued: "To those idol worshippers and devil disciples who buy them in the name of religion, piss-off back to your dark hole in the backwoods of India you dickhead!! I could strangle you morons with my bare hands and derive great pleasure in watching your face turn blue and your tongue pop out."

He also undertook to promote what he called "Divali" with bang-free fireworks.

Afterwards Kriel posted an apology for his rant made "in anger".

The ANC, which opened a case with the police against Kriel, as well as the DA attended Kriel's previous court appearances.

Kriel has indicated to the court that he intends to plead guilty to the charge.

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