SABC Digital News | 4 weeks ago
The Nelson Mandela Foundation says it will ask the court to declare that lobby group, AfriForum's deputy chief, Ernst Roets, is in contempt of a court ruling regarding the public display of the old South African flag.
Roets tweeted a picture of the old South African flag on Wednesday, asking - did I just commit hate speech? This was just hours after a scathing judgment about the flag. A gratuitous display of the apartheid flag amounts to hate speech - even inside homes and schools, the equality court said this week.
But a genuine journalistic, academic or artistic display in the public interest would not be hate speech because these are not gratuitous, the court found.