The High Court in Pretoria dismissed with costs an urgent late-night court application to stop the screening of controversial film Inxeba (The Wound) on Thursday night. According to Dario Milo of Webber Wentzel attorneys‚ who represented the film’s producers and distributor in court‚ the matter was heard at about 10.30pm last night. The application was filed by the National House of Traditional Leaders to try to stop the movie from being shown in cinemas from Friday morning. The aim was to stop the film from being screened on the basis that the house should have been added to the initial ratings review application‚ part of which was heard in court earlier this week. In his judgement‚ Judge Tuchen said filmmakers had the right to show the film and the public had a right to see it. Milo said the producers of Inxeba were happy with the outcome of the ruling. "We argued that this was a prior restraint — an attempt to stop the film from being screened at all — dressed up as a complaint t...

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