Johannesburg - AfriForum Deputy CEO Ernst Roets says people considering as arrogant the fact that he posted the apartheid flag on Twitter after a court banned it were basing his actions on their own motives.
Speaking to The Star on Thursday, Roets said he had posted the flag "purely for academic reasons" then asked for an explanation and terms which fall within the ambit of the judgment regarding its use.
Roets posted the flag with the question: “Did I just commit hate speech?”
He said the reaction to his posing of the question only resulted in him being attack and the question wasn’t answered.
Many South African were enraged at him posting the flag such as @zangazulugirl who said: "You have shown a middle finger to a whole nation that was traumatized by the government that the flag represent and still forgave you and gave you a right to co-exist in a country that stripped them of their humanity. Tread carefully."