Pretoria - Deputy president David Mabuza, as patron of the moral regeneration movement, on Wednesday welcomed the judgment handed down by Judge Phineas Mojapelo, which classified the gratuitous display of the old South African flag hate speech.
In a statement issued via the presidency, Mabuza said the judgment set the right tone for all South Africans to work towards building the country of their dreams.
He said the judgment unambiguously communicated that no rights were above others.
“The project of nation-building by its nature has elements of fragility. Therefore in our efforts to heal the wounds of the past and build a society that is cohesive, we must at all material times be mindful of our actions, especially as they relate to the pain and scars inflicted by the past," said Mabuza.
He said Mojapelo's judgment further reaffirmed the supremacy of the constitution and the centrality of national unity, nation building and social cohesion.