The family said the man‚ who has in the past served time at Westville prison‚ suffers from a chronic illness.
“He suffers a serious chronic illness. The visuals he posted of himself shows he lacks the intelligence and understanding of what he is saying. His incarceration for a long time has also played a role in his personality‚” said Khrishnan.
According to Krishnan‚ his brother’s health deteriorated years back. “His health took a turn for the worst a few years ago . . . Kessie needs immediate medical care and attention‚” he said.
TimesLIVE reported that an unapologetic Nair said on Wednesday the state of the country prompted his video.
“I don’t think I’m being racist. I want to make a point‚ which I did. I am prepared to face the consequences. If the nation feels I was wrong‚ I will accept.”
Asked why he decided to make such a video‚ Nair responded: “I care about the nation – and Indians are soft targets.”
ANC KZN spokesperson Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu said the video “impugns” Ramaphosa and South Africa’s dignity.