Former Durban councillor and convicted fraudster Kessie Nair has been arrested for calling President Ramaphosa the k-word in a Facebook video.
KwaZulu-Natal Hawks spokesperson Simphiwe Mhlongo confirmed to News24 that Nair was arrested on a charge of crimen injuria.
In a widely-circulated video, Nair announced that he is prepared to take a bullet or go to prison for the rest of his life.
"I... do hereby call for that k****r state president Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, yes I mean the k****r state president Cyril Ramaphosa, to be charged for frauding [sic] this nation, for oppressing this nation, for high treason, for failing and he's the source to all crime violence poor healthcare, poverty that prevails in a so-called true democracy," he said in the video which is almost five minutes long.
News24 previously reported that Nair was sentenced to six years in prison for fraud in 2005. He said that it took 13 years of introspection to release the video.
"Nobody wakes up one morning and makes a statement and a video like that on social media," Nair previously told News24.