Did he get a bum rap? Gay is still not okay for Jon Qwelane

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Did he get a bum rap? Gay is still not okay for Jon Qwelane

The former diplomat has gone as far as the Supreme Court of Appeal, asking them to reverse a hate speech verdict

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Ardent homophobe Jon Qwelane – former ambassador to Uganda – has elevated his fight for freedom of expression to the Supreme Court of Appeal, asking that the bench set aside a 2017 ruling that found him guilty of hate speech.

Judgment is expected to be delivered by the end of the year.

Having written a homophobic newspaper column, he was initially slammed by the Equality Court in 2011, which ordered him to apologise unconditionally to the LGBT+ community and pay a R100,000 fine to the Human Rights Commission...

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