News that Nel, who led the case against Oscar Pistorius, was headed to AfriForum did not sit well with many people on Twitter.
Poet and activist Ntsiki Mazwai tweeted that the organisation was more a platform for “racists”, adding “whites will never change”, upon learning Nel was joining AfriForum, while top investigative journalist Adriaan Basson said it was a “sad day”.
Afriforum is camouflaged "civil rights", but Right-Wing White Nationalists daring to run a parallel state. Vuka Darkie ..!
— The Joker (@MabokodoSgwindi) January 31, 2017
— Nickolaus Bauer (@NickolausBauer) January 31, 2017
— Tumi Sole (@tumisole) January 31, 2017
I'm surprised to learn that Afriforum is considered to be a civil rights organisation. Whose rights are they fighting for? ???? pic.twitter.com/fmGmKOHmOG
— Tshegs (@Tshegs) January 31, 2017
— Adriaan Basson (@AdriaanBasson) January 31, 2017