Party leader fined R5000

THE colourful leader of the National Peoples Party, Badhi Chaaban, was fined R5000 yesterday for assaulting the party's former national organiser with a coffee cup.

THE colourful leader of the National Peoples Party, Badhi Chaaban, was fined R5000 yesterday for assaulting the party's former national organiser with a coffee cup.

Cape Town magistrate Menze Tyulu said the offence was very serious. "You need some rehabilitation. You can't control your anger," he told Chaaban, 49.

But he acquitted Chaaban on counts of crimen injuria against former organiser John van der Merwe and another former senior party member, David Sasman. - Sapa

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