Friday 24 February 2017

Bookmaker fined €732 for spilling whiskey on Zuma

Marius Bosch in Johannesburg

A South African betting agent, found guilty of assault after spilling a whiskey and water drink near President Jacob Zuma last year, was yesterday fined 8,000 rand (€732).

Charges were laid against Daryl Peense after an incident at a horse race in July 2010 in which he allegedly spilled his drink over Mr Zuma from a balcony.

His attorney had told the court that Mr Peense was drunk at the time and only a small quantity of whisky was spilled from his glass. He had no intention of injuring the president.

One of Mr Zuma's bodyguards told the court that he saw Mr Peense pour a drink over Mr Zuma's group.

Irish Independent

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