Afriforum’s Ernst Roets' contempt of court charges dismissed

JOHANNESBURG -The South Gauteng High Court has dismissed the contempt of court charges against Afriforum’s Ernst Roets.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation laid charges against him for tweeting a picture of South Africa's old flag, shortly after the Equality Court had ruled its gratuitous display constitutes hate speech.

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In his tweet, Roets captioned the picture with a question asking whether he had just committed hate speech.

He argues the tweet was part of his PHD research and had nothing to do with Afriforum.