Why the court bid to keep 'Inxeba' out of cinemas failed

A court bid by the National House of Traditional Leaders to stop the screening of the controversial movie Inxeba has failed.

Read: Late night court application to halt Inxeba fails

The controversial movie returns to big screens this weekend with a temporary age restriction of 18, amid an ongoing court battle over its content.

Webber Wentzel attorneys are representing Inxeba in the court case to have the film's X18SNLVP rating overturned.

Based on the reason's given by the The Film and Publication Board's (FPB) Appeal Tribunal, we believed we've got a strong case.

Dario Milo, a partner at Webber Wentzel

Webber Wentzel partner Dario Milo explains the reasons for the failed interdict.

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