Young South Africans suspended from student group for visiting Israel

Members of South Africa Students Congress face disciplinary action for ‘crossing the picket line’; group insists they went in a private capacity.

The biggest South African student organization has suspended three students for partaking in a trip to Israel despite being warned not to go, South African news site News24 reported Thursday. Luzuko Buku, secretary general of the South Africa Students Congress, known as Sasco, said the three participants who were members of the organization face disciplinary hearings. According to the report, South African philanthropists funded the early July trip, which included a delegation of 16 young leaders. The young adults said they would only go to Israel if no conditions were attached. (Click here to see full article)