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Racist charge: man acquitted

23 January 2014
Kathryn Kimberley

AN EASTERN Cape man accused of calling his partying neighbours “Zuma’s baboons” before firing a shot in the air, has been acquitted after the court found that the complainants had “lied” under oath.

Magistrate Matilda Smith said the testimony from the six state witnesses was the worst she had heard in years.

The Middelburg Magistrate’s Court yesterday found Carel Ellis, 43, not guilty of 11 charges, including housebreaking, malicious damage to property, crimen injuria, assault, negligent discharge of a firearm, handling a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, and pointing a firearm.
 

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