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Last week, marking the start of Youth Month in South Africa (01 June 2020), the Embassy of Palestine, the African National Congress (ANC) and #Africa4Palestine (formerly BDS SA) visited the historic Orlando West High School in Soweto where Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including face masks were handed over to the Principal, Mr Joseph Malindi. The school reopened this week.

Present at the event was Ambassador Hanan Jarrar from Palestine, Miriam Saohatse from the ANC’s International Relations Sub Committee, the former head of South Africa’s National Intelligence Agency and ANC NEC Member, Billy Masetlha, and the Director of #Africa4Palestine Muhammed Desai as well as several ANC PEC and REC members.

This week the Embassy of Palestine together with the ANC and #Africa4Palestine will be visiting the North West province to also handover PPE to schools that are reopening.

AFRICA, TANZANIA’S JULIUS NYERERE, PALESTINE AND INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY (BY TISETSO MAGAMA)

“From the time of Tanzania’s struggle for independence until his death on 14 October, 1999, Mwalimu Julius Nyerere remained a supporter of unity in the struggles against global oppression and injustice. His legacy of global solidarity and the contributions he made as a leader on the African continent have confirmed him as an invaluable model of integrity for future leaders.
It is on the shoulders of such giants of African liberation and human solidarity that we stand when we make the clarion call for solidarity with the Palestinian people and all other oppressed peoples of the world. It is the moral clarity, courage of conviction and righteous indignation of Nyerere that inspires activists in organisations like #Africa4Palestine to continue the quest for a peaceful and just world.
May President Nyerere’s spirit always guide us in our efforts for a free Palestine and in shaping a better, more peaceful and just world.” Click here to read the full article.