South Africa: Man fined for soaking Zuma

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The Independent Online

A man found guilty of assault after spilling a glass of whiskey and water over President Jacob Zuma has been fined 8,000 rand (£635).

Daryl Peense, a betting agent, spilled his drink over a balcony and on to the President at a race course in Durban last year.

Peense claimed he was drunk at the time and only a small quantity of whiskey was spilled. He said he had no intention of injuring Mr Zuma.