Pretoria - The reclassification of the controversial film Inxeba (The Wound) to an X-rating.- which classified the film as pornography - was on Thursday set aside by the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria.
Judge Joseph Raulinga found that the Film and Publication Appeal Tribunal, which reclassified the film from a 16 age restriction to X-rated, did not have jurisdiction to determine the appeal.
The judge sad if the appeal tribunal was dissatisfied with the classification of the Film and Publication Board’s 16 age restriction, their remedy was to bring a judicial review of the Board’s decision.
The practical effect of this judgment is that Inxeba is now back to a 16 age restriction.
The court earlier this month by agreement between the parties temporarily lifted the X-rating given to Inxeba.