JOHANNESBURG -- Media personality, Gareth Cliff, has won his wrongful dismissal case against broadcaster, M-Net.
Judge Nichols who presided over the case, said M-Net should reinstate Cliff as a judge on the talent show, Idols, with immediate effect.
#GarethCliff "the contractual agreement be reinstated to what it was— Nontobeko Sibisi (@Nontobek0Sibisi) January 29, 2016
Cliff took the channel to court after it fired him for his comments about a racial post by Durban real estate agent, Penny Sparrow.
Commenting on the post in which Sparrow called black people monkeys, Cliff said people's outrage pointed to the fact that they did not understand freedom of speech.
M-Net then fired Cliff, to which he reacted by suing the broadcaster for R25-million and demanded reinstatement to the show.
The broadcaster's also been ordered to pay for the cost of the case.
See the Twittersphere's reaction below.
#GarethCliff saga taught me: 1. Adv. Dali Mpofu is a great lawyer 2.(Gall of) Whiteness is defendable 3. Political Ideals VS White Capital.— Msomi (@Msomifaya) January 29, 2016