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
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...