'Inxeba' film's reclassification likened to censorship on Twitter

Many South Africans have expressed disapproval following the reclassification of the highly-debated film Inxeba,The Wound.

Inxeba has been reclassified to X18 and effectively banned from mainstream cinemas.

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) Appeal Tribunal has reclassified the film to X18 with elements like Sex, Language, Nudity, Violence and Prejudice.

This means the movie can only be distributed from designated adult premises and can no longer be screened at cinemas.

The controversial film was previously rated 16 LS.

The movie was suspended at some cinemas earlier this month, after protests in parts of the Eastern Cape and Western Cape.

Meanwhile, several Twitter users have accused of the FPB of censorship and playing politics.

Some have called for the reclassification of Inxeba to be challenged.

Below are some of the responses on Twitter:


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