Johannesburg - The Nelson Mandela Foundation on Friday said they will make an urgent application in the high court to declare Ernst Roets, a representative of AfriForum, in contempt of court.
On Thursday the Equality Court ruled in favour of the foundation when it found that gratuitous displays of the apartheid-era national flag constitutes hate speech, harassment and unfair discrimination.
The foundation spokesperson Luzuko Koti said soon after the ruling, Roets, gratuitously and publicly displayed the flag on Twitter under the pretext of academic debate.
"The Equality Act does not protect academic displays made in bad faith. The foundation is of the view that AfriForum's representative's actions were in bad faith and in contempt of court. It was also disrespectful to the deputy Judge president of the high court," said Koti.
On many occasions, publicly and privately, the foundation has reached out to collaborate with AfriForum and work together towards healing the wounds of the past and building the country described in the constitution.