JOINT PRESS STATEMENT
04 October 2018
Members of civil society and from various organisations planned a protest at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) for tomorrow (05 October 2018) against DIRCO’s failure to implement the governing party’s unanimous resolution for the immediate and unconditional downgrade of the SA Embassy in Israel to a liaison office.
Law enforcement today denied “permission” for the protest, claiming, among others, that the application for 5000 protestors was too large to take place outside DIRCO.
We will be engaging stakeholders to plan the way forward including the possibility of challenging this decision through legal processes.
Until then tomorrow's protest will be postponed and new date will be announced shortly.
Reverend Edwin Arrison, National Coalition 4 Palestine (0847351835)
Lucky Lukhele, Swaziland Solidarity Network (0814585658)
Clever Banganayi, Friends of Cuba Society (0721426625)
Nonkululeko Mntambo, Wits Palestine Solidarity Committee (0817403838)
Tasneem Fredericks, Palestine Solidarity Alliance PE (0826121657)
Lubna Nadvi, KZN PSF (0837864918)
Mluleki Dlelanga, Young Communist League of South Africa (0786429004)
Chris Matlhako, South African Communist Party (0832558804)
Zanele Matebula, Congress of South African Trade Unions (0823008979)
Kenneth Barnes, South African Students Congress Gauteng (0793937131)
Irfan Mangera, Muslim Students Association of South Africa (0729108483)
Haji Younas Ali, Al Quds Foundation (0794945786)
Firoz Osman, Media Review Network (0823376976)
Kwara Kekana, BDS South Africa (0740543826)
Mpho Masemola, Ex Political Prisoners Association (0768050690)
Alan Horwitz, South African Jews for a Free Palestine (0825128188)