Here’s more on the protest:
Several hundreds of people staged a protest march in Pretoria on Thursday against South Africa’s plans to stick “Made in the Palestinian Territories” labels on goods from the area.
Around 300 members of the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) and the Inkatha Freedom party marched peacefully and handed over a petition against the labelling to the Ministry of Trade and Industry, ministry spokesman Sidwell Medupe told AFP.
South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has argued that consumers must be informed of a product’s origin, as is common practice in other parts of the world, including the European Union.
Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, leader of the ACDP argued however that “the South African government must not involve itself in the political agenda of organisations and anti-Israeli lobbies.”
If Israel were truly an Apartheid state, there’s no way on earth these people would be marching in support.
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