Pamela Ngubane
3 minute read
1 Aug 2022
4:55 am

Pandor’s call for Israel to be declared an ‘apartheid state’ laughable

Pamela Ngubane

When it comes to the ANC, logic is not necessarily the lens through which issues are analysed.

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa Naledi Pandor during the state visit of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on 22 July 2022 in Pretoria. Picture: Gallo Images/Alet Pretorius

At a Palestinian Heads of Missions (HOM) in Africa conference, held in Pretoria last Tuesday, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco), Naledi Pandor, told the international community that they ought to consider labelling the only democracy in the Middle East as an apartheid state. What is laughable, is that she expects these nations, which largely value and uphold democracy as the world’s most progressive political system, to take her seriously. As usual, nothing was said about the lack of democracy and transparency in the way the Palestinian Authority (PA) governs the West Bank. ALSO READ: SA calls for lasting...