Johannesburg - The African Transformation Movement (ATM) on Thursday welcomed the criminalisation of the Apartheid flag.
The ATM made its remarks after Equality Court Judge Phineas Mojapelo on Wednesday ruled that displaying the old flag constituted hate speech and discrimination based on race.
“It is indeed very disappointing that some right wing elements within our midst are steadfast in blatantly reminding us our murderous and oppressive past,” said ATM spokesperson Mxolisi Makhubu.
“A national flag should be the glue that binds the nation not a symbol of division. We call on the fringe elements to desist from provoking the nation."
The party said it was not surprised by the AfriForum’s "attitude of entitlement".