Johannesburg - An advocate representing the Nelson Mandela Foundation argued at the Equality Court sitting at the Johannesburg High Court that the old South African flag was birthed during the apartheid regime to support racial exclusion.
Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi on Monday questioned why anyone would want to display the old flag.
"Those who do so wish to display their previous advantages as white persons," he said.
The Nelson Mandela Foundation brought an application to the Equality Court seeking an order declaring that gratuitous displays of the old flag constitutes hate speech and discrimination based on race.
Lobby group AfriForum counters the application arguing that even gratuitous displays of the old flag are protected by the right to freedom of expression.