SA torn over banning of apartheid-era flag

Gratuitous display of the apartheid-era flag demonstrates a total rejection of reconciliation and a clear intention to be hurtful and incite harm.This is according to Gauteng deputy judge president Phineas Mojapelo.In an equality court matter on Wednesday, he found that displaying the old flag constituted prohibited hate speech, discrimination and harassment.Mojapelo made this ruling as he passed judgment in favour of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the SA Human Rights Commission in their application that the display of the 1928 flag be classified as hate speech.