South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) declared their unequivocal support for the Palestinian people in their struggle for self-determination. In support for the upcoming Israel Apartheid Week(10 – 16 March) they said:
The ANC recognises that the international anti-Apartheid movement and sanctions campaign was shouldered, taken on and defended by thousands of ordinary citizens from numerous countries around the world. These ordinary citizens, made our struggle, their life. We are forever indebted to them.
Today we humbly continue the internationalism of our movement in lending our solidarity to the people of Cuba, Western Sahara, Swaziland, Palestine and other struggling people.
The ANC is proud to join the over 75 South African organisations, trade unions, civil society groups, schools, universities, religious communities, NGOs and other formations in participating in this year’s 10th International Israeli Apartheid Week. The vast array of participating organisations is an indication of our vibrant democracy.
The ANC is unequivocal in its support for the Palestinian people in their struggle for self-determination, and unapologetic in its view that the Palestinians are the victims and the oppressed in the conflict with Israel.
In participating in IAW this year we recall the words of our late President, Oliver Tambo: “The ANC feels most honored…to address the international community…on the important question of Palestine – a question with which the people of South Africa fully identify”.
Chairperson of the ANC NEC SubCommittee on International Relations
Keith Khoza 0828239672
Khusela Sangoni 0728545707