Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The long wait is not yet over

Holy moly - so the judge was definitely, without a doubt, drunk when he reversed his gold Jaguar through businessman Richard Baird's garden wall! I know it doesn't take a rocket scientist to surmise that a guy who reverses across an extremely wide verge (when there was a perfectly good driveway nearby and no other cars around) with enough vooma to smash a wall had probably had more than just one whisky before he pulled the stunt.
It was pure bad luck that the wall he crashed was owned by a guy whose profession involves the proper securing of digital evidence - I mean what are the chances? And then he went and annoyed him by swearing at him and saying a bunch of racist stuff that caused the guy to call his lawyer for advice - which is what sparked the whole caught-drunk-on-camera debacle.
But it's over at long last.
The whole crew was there for the event. FabulousShoes (glorious mustard pumps with twisty arty designs) got a prime spot as she is now pregnant and sporting a belly of note, QuirkyOlderWoman got the seat she has occupied for the past 30 years (nobody was going to take her on today) and the rest of us packed out what must be the smallest, most rubbish courtroom in the e-n-t-i-r-e Joburg Magistrate's Court building.
It was a sensational day. Judgement was dramatic. We had a complete summary of the past two years of regular court appearances and drama. And finally - yes, indeed, as we all suspected was the case - the magistrate ruled that Pretoria High Court Judge Nkola Motata was indeed hammered on the night he reverse parked his Jag through a garden wall.
The case is finally over. Just the sentencing to come next week. I was ready to celebrate - but then Afriforum came and announced that they were really mad because the judge had made slurred remarks about boers. Now they want him kicked off the Bench for racism.
The fat lady has yet to sing.....

1 comment:

  1. Ha! He was drunk. He didn't know what he was saying.