Saturday, 31 July 2021 12:45 GMT

African National Congress expresses solidarity with Palestinians


(MENAFN) After expressing disappointment in the recent visit of DJ Nkosinathi Maphumulo, popularly known as Black Coffee, the African National Congress (ANC), has called for a cultural boycott of Israel, IOL reported.

"We call on all artists to have an appreciation of the role played by the international anti-apartheid solidarity movement in the successful international isolation of apartheid South Africa," said Lindiwe Zulu, the Chairperson of the ANC's International Relations Committee in a Wednesday press release.

"The people of Palestine are in a just cause for self-determination and we urge our artists not to form part of the normalization of Israeli's suppression of the Palestinian people in their quest for self-determination and statehood that mirrors our very own struggle."

"The South African artistic community, having themselves experienced discrimination and oppression, must, therefore, continue to pledge solidarity with others who are oppressed."

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