- South African Rapper believes the old flag represents pain and should not be displayed.
- The Nelson Mandela Foundation has put forward to make the flag a form of hate speech.
- Kwesta says that the same action that was taken with the Nazi flag should be taken with this flag.
South African rapper, Kwesta, had his bit to say regarding the old South African flag which flew in the days of Apartheid.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation released a media statement outlining their approach regarding the old flag and its unlawfulness.
"The Nelson Mandela Foundation made an application to the Equality Court in Johannesburg for an order declaring that gratuitous displays of the old official flag of apartheid South Africa constitute hate speech, unfair discrimination and harassment based on race."
"These displays demonstrably compound the pain experienced by millions of black South Africans who suffered under apartheid and continue to struggle under its legacy."
After the Nelson Mandela Foundation approached the Equality Court with an application for the flag to be seen as a form of hate speech, the rapper jumped on the band wagon and agreed with the motion 100%.
Kwesta highlighted the scene of the old South African flag being burnt in his music video for the song Spirit. He said it resembled the pain that the flag represented. He asked the burning question if the flag should be allowed or if it should be removed from our lives as to remove the pain that was suffered.
"The flag you saw burning in the #SpiritMusicVideo might finally get the same status as the Nazi flag... should people be fined for celebrating the apartheid crime against humanity, by hoisting that flag even if it’s in your own home"
He went on to compare the flag to that of the Nazi flag, and says that the same respect should be given to our situation.
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