LETTER: Freedom of expression should be nonnegotiable
People should have the right to display the old flag, even if it offends others
In your editorial of August 27 2019 (Apartheid flag has no place in new SA (https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/editorials/2019-08-27-editorial-apartheid-flag-has-no-place-in-new-sa/)) you argue that the de facto banning of the old flag is a good thing.
I agree with the opinion that public display of the flag is unnecessary and opens wounds of the past. The old flag, for many people, represents a time of suffering and dehumanisation. And, although one cannot claim to know the contents of another human being’s mind, people who think openly displaying the old flag is acceptable probably do have something of a hankering for the past.