- Ernst Roets sparked outrage on social media on Wednesday
- The AfriForum deputy head posted a snap of the old apartheid flag
- His post followed only hours after the court dubbed it a form of hate speech
On Wednesday, the Equality Court declared that the gratuitous use of apartheid flag was hate speech.
Briefly.co.za reported Judge Phineas Mojapelo has found that gratuitous use of the old apartheid flag constitutes hate speech.
However, only hours after Mojapelo made the ruling, AfriForum's Ernst Roets took to social media to share what he thought of the ruling.
"Did I just commit hate speech?" Roets captioned a picture of the old flag.
South Africans were left fuming over the post and they called Roets out for being "immature" and "racist".
Social media user, @ashperov, commented: "This situation has highlighted how immature RSA is. Its why the nation struggles and doesn't make progress, keep putting folk in power that simply doesn't move our country forward. They are socialists obviously they impede on freedoms. It's 3rd world habit."
Marius Oosthuizen, @marius_oost, added: "No. But you did antagonize your fellow South Africans for whom the flag symbolizes oppression, murder and racist white supremacism. And the glee with which you did so demonstrates your lack of cultural and social intelligence. Shameful."
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