South Africa is now effectively controlled by the South African Communist Party.
While economic policies are still relatively sound, foreign policy is hard hard left.
South Africa’s information Minister Ronnie Kasrils is of Jewish extraction. Unfortunately like most Marxist-Leninists he is militantly anti Israel and pro Palestinian socialism.
With ministers like this, South Africa deserves to lose the rugby this weekend.
From Cuba’s La Prensa Latina
Pretoria, May 10 (Prensa Latina) South Africa affirmed on Thursday that the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, with constant air and land raids on Gaza and the West Bank, is worse than the apartheid regime.
South African Information Minister Ronnie Kasrils made his remarks during a UN-sponsored meeting in Pretoria to discuss situation in Gaza and the West Bank, and recalled that ghettos established by the former apartheid regime were never attacked by choppers and tanks, as Palestinian territories are.
The occupation is absolutely worse, said Kasrils, and explained that while no one talks of a fascist state, “it is important to tell the Israeli Government they are acting as fascists when they commit these acts.”
The South African official called on the United States and European Union to lift the financial boycott imposed on the Palestine Authority since March, after the creation of a government of national unity.