Case against 'racist' Durban man adjourned to February

Case against 'racist' Durban man adjourned to March

Judgement in the case against a Durban man who caused an uproar during Diwali celebrations last year - has been adjourned until March. 

Dawie Kriel
Nushera Soodyal

Bluff resident, Dawie Kriel, appeared briefly in the Durban Magistrate's Court again this morning. 

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He's facing charges of crimen injuria - after making offensive posts about Hindus and their celebration of the festival of lights.

In a plea statement delivered in court by his attorney, Logan Padyachee - Kriel says he made the comments out of sheer anger and frustration. 

He says his dogs had been affected by the sound of the fireworks being set off.

Kriel says he had no right to post the comments on Facebook - adding that he accepts responsibility for his actions. 

Community members and political parties gathered outside the court building this morning - calling for justice to be served in the case. 

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