ANC committed to the implementation of conference resolution on the Palestinian question
18 May 2019
The ANC notes with deep regret and disappointment the destructive utterances attributed to Zev Krengel in the Jewish Report directed at South Africa's Minister of International Relations Honorable Lindiwe Sisulu for advancing progressive ANC stance in line with the 54th National Conference Resolution on the Palestinian question.
The views expressed by Minister Sisulu on the Palestinian Question are consistent with the position of her organization, the African National Congress. Minister Sisulu's integrity is beyond reproach. She enjoys the respect of millions of South Africans as well as leaders from many nations.
The ANC is satisfied that Minister Sisulu has recalibrated South Africa's foreign policy so that it reflects the people of South Africa's profound opposition to gross human rights abuses and colonial occupation of Palestine.
As part of our solidarity with the people of Palestine, the ANC's 54th National Conference resolved, in order to give practical expression of support to the oppressed people of Palestine, "to direct the South African government to immediately and unconditionally downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel to a Liaison Office".