Equality Court ruled gratuitous display of apartheid flag as hate speech

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The Equality Court has ruled that the gratuitous display of the apartheid flag constitutes hate speech.

The complaint was lodged by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).

They did so after reports emerged that the flag, which was adopted by the apartheid regime, was displayed during Black Monday protests against farm murders in 2017.

AfriForum, which opposes the virtual banning of the flag, argued that displays of the flag did not constitute hate speech.

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