- Afrikaner rights group AfriForum’s deputy chief executive, Ersnt Roets, recently came forward to defend his use of the South African apartheid flag
- This statement follows on from the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s decision to take Roets to court for defying the North Gauteng High Court’s decision that display of the apartheid-era flag is banned, unless used for art, journalism or academic work
- Roets won’t budge on the issue and has denied that he went against the court’s decision
AfriForum deputy chief executive, Ernst Roets, is refusing to back down when it comes to statements he made regarding his use of the South African apartheid flag.
Roets posted an image of the flag soon after the North Gauteng Court ruled that the flag’s display, bar for artistic, journalistic or academic purposes, is banned.
Subsequently, the Nelson Mandela Foundation issued a court order against Roets for defying the court’s decision.
However, Roets has now come forward to state that he stands by his decision to share the flag on social media.
According to IOL, Roets claims that he was not defying the ruling as the decision made about the apartheid flag was not directed at Roets personally, or AfriForum.
Roets also added that the Tweet showing the flag was made in his personal capacity and not as the deputy executive of the Afrikaner rights group.
Briefly.co.za gleaned that AfriForum is appealing the court order issued by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Roets reiterated that he believes he did nothing wrong.
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