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Judge gives pastor a scripture lesson along with R350,000 ...


Judge gives pastor a scripture lesson along with R350,000 defamation award

Apparent conspiracy between the pastor and complainant’s ex-wife ‘to attempt to settle some score’ emerges in court

Cape Town bureau chief

A pastor who ignored an injunction in the Sermon on the Mount — “Judge not, that you be not judged” — has been given a R350,000 reminder by a real judge.

Bertie Brits of Dynamic Love Ministries has to hand over the money to a Western Cape farmer, Derick Becker, after defaming him in two letters by accusing him of alcohol abuse.

Brits, who has two churches, a YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN41QT0HfuX4yt72hVt58qQ/featured) and TV and internet (http://www.bertiebrits.com/index.php) ministries, told the Cape Town high court in his defence that as a rule, he did not judge people...

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