- Shane Dion Naude advertised the sale of an old South African flag in a Cape Town Facebook group
- It sparked questions among Facebook users who felt it was racist
- However, he said he eventually sold it for R5,000 even though he initially asked for R1,000
A Cape Town man sparked social media debate recently when he advertised the sale of an old South African flag.
Shane Dion Naude posted a photo of the flag on the Table View Classifieds Facebook page, Briefly.co.za gathered.
He accompanied it with the caption, "The old SA flag. Good condition." He set his price at R1,000.
Shane's post immediately triggered criticism, as many commenters felt it was racist. Hilary Albutt wrote:
Not worth 0.0000001 cent. The misery caused to the many and to those who miss their privileged life because of all the money that bunch stole, not to mention how far behind we are because of their stupidity.
Meaghan Essel also said:
Admins allowing BLATANT racism. Why am I not surprised by Table View's lack of compassion for what people of colour were subjected to under that heinous flag?
However, some users jumped to Shane's defence. Hendrick Fourie argued:
One Love Brother. You wanna tell me you didn't have some kind of a better life under that flag than we all having under the current flag? Think about it.
Although Shane initially asked for R1,000 for his flag, he said he eventually sold it for R5,000. He said:
Thanks to Meaghan and all the negative feedback I got 5000 for MY BEAUTIFUL OLD SUID AFRIKAANS FLAG. Once again THANK YOU SO MUCH.
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