Aggressive Discourse in South Africa on Gaza

South Africa is currently a hotbed of aggressive discourse, especially as Gazans look to South Africa for empathetic support, and because its history as an apartheid state is often compared to Israel today. This has left the government stuck between maintaining diplomatic relations between the two countries while still upholding Mandela’s legacy that “Our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians”.

The fight has crossed the social spectrum, all the way from Julius Malema threatening to ‘physically remove’ the Israeli ambassador from his office, to consumers changing their cool drink brand of choice.

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