Tripartite alliance in anti-Israel vigil

2012-11-21 11:54

Pretoria - The tripartite alliance, including members of the ANC, on Wednesday began a 24-hour candlelight vigil outside the ministry of international relations in protest against Israel's offensive in Gaza.

The protesters from Cosatu, and the SA Communist Party, are calling for the government to expel the Israeli ambassador in South Africa and to recall Pretoria's envoy to Tel Aviv.

"The vigil is in protest of the recent Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip," said an umbrella group calling itself Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions in South Africa.

"A mass protest rally will take place [on Thursday] outside Parliament in Cape Town," it said.
Business Day earlier reported the minister of international relations as saying South Africa would consider recalling its ambassador to Israel at the "appropriate time".

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane condemned Israel's "illegal occupation" of Palestinian land and the "extrajudicial killings" of Hamas leaders.

The Israeli air and naval offensive on Gaza which started a week ago has killed 136 Palestinians and five Israelis.

  • kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-21 12:05

    Get your own house/houses/ compounds/ cultural villages in order before you throw stones over the borders.

      michael.horton.566790 - 2012-11-21 12:06

      How about a vigil for all the farmers that get murdered on a daily basis huh? There are worst problems at home fools!!!!

      alan.jerrold - 2012-11-21 12:15

      Stupid Tripartite idiots at work again. You need to protest against yourselves - you are wrecking South Africa. And if you really must protest, there's a whole bunch of nasty dictators who are using force in African nations. A lot closer to home.

      sheamus.drager - 2012-11-21 12:53

      They were going to use electric candles, but Eskom told them to switch all non essential appliances last night. Can't we send some muggers around after dark tonight?

      zambezi.river - 2012-11-21 13:32

      Israel MUST BE STOPPED !

      raven.sqarr - 2012-11-21 14:19

      idiots must be stopped

  • Willie - 2012-11-21 12:05

    Expel him how is this action going to solve the problem

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-21 12:47

      Expel him recall him whatever. Israel will take six months to notice he is not there anymore. As if they really care if we recall our envoy.

  • bradley.kecskes - 2012-11-21 12:06

    Wait i got a better idea why don't you go there and stand on front lines and protest...

      jacques.smit - 2012-11-21 14:05

      yeh with burning tyres etc so they can clearly see you..!

  • customdesign - 2012-11-21 12:06

    A vigil in support of terrorists. I think it says alot about the ANC.

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-11-21 12:18

      It says EVERYTHING about who the ANC really are and what they stand for. THIS ANC REGIME IS A DISASTER FOR SOUTH AFRICA!!!

      steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-11-21 13:00

      The cANCER is nothing but a bunch of has-been terrorists and commies.

  • louis.pienaar1 - 2012-11-21 12:07

    Dear Israel, not all South Africans agree with our government.

      litha.luzipo - 2012-11-21 12:35

      only Maffias do. but not all of us.

      louis.pienaar1 - 2012-11-21 14:11

      Is it only on this issue curriemafia that you agree with them, or all issues and the way they handle them?

  • john.mcguinness.9465 - 2012-11-21 12:08

    "The Israeli air and naval offensive on Gaza which started a week ago has killed 136 Palestinians and five Israelis." How many south africans have died of un-natural causes in this week. let our wonderful tripartite govt get their house in order first.

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-11-21 12:09

    Another joke as they ignore rockets from from Gaza into Israel. Bunch of two faced religious zealots.

      allcoveredinNinjas - 2012-11-21 12:50

      Dispite the fact that there are no jews or settlements in Gaza and their 'occupation' is under Hamas rule . Taken by force from the PA in 2007 . Maybe they just choose to ignore this.

  • deon.naidoo.127 - 2012-11-21 12:11

    I dont recall them doing the same for the genocide happening in Syria...

      Desilusionada - 2012-11-21 12:24

      or Rwanda, Present day Congo Syria Sudan Zimbabwe...

      Desilusionada - 2012-11-21 12:25

      Sorry forgot Libya....

      louis.duplessis.39 - 2012-11-21 13:32

      What about SA Boers

  • hendrik.oosthuizen.37 - 2012-11-21 12:11

    Well no change here, support of terrorism, ANC = Car bombs, land mine attacks, bank robberies, corruption ect. Hamas = Car bombs, land mine attacks, rockets into civilian populace areas, I kill you threats ect.......

  • andre.kuhn.583 - 2012-11-21 12:12


      joe.bat.52 - 2012-11-21 12:43

      @Lorna..idiot!! if the hamas stopped shooting their rockets to Israel for the past three years and THEY have been warned by Israel to stop then this wouldnt have happened..Israel has every right to defend her country!!!why do the tripartite alliance not have a vigil for the Syria???

  • uwe.klopfer - 2012-11-21 12:14

    terrorists firing hundreds of rockets at civilian targets is fine ? Oh it is ! our wonderful "icon" signed off on killing civilian targets as well lest we forget....

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-21 13:01

      If cANCer was there they will put an e-toll on the rockets.

  • John Badenhorst - 2012-11-21 12:14

    When will the alliance hold a vigil for our own citizens killed through police brutality? For our farmers being killed at random and without cause? For the children that get raped and abused daily? For the women that get attacked daily? For the kids that have seen their parents murdered in cold blood? For OUR nation??? dont get me wrong, i sympathize with Israel and the Gaza issue, however we have pressing matters right here in our own country and i see this as nothing more than some publicity stunt... - 2012-11-21 12:47

      Don't forget about the march and uproar about the painting of our male whore with his tackle exposed....

  • Charles Frederik Robberts - 2012-11-21 12:15

    @ John. They won't do anything because they support the white genocide

  • zelda.dickson - 2012-11-21 12:17

    Has out government gone completely nuts. They can get attacked but Israel must not retaliate. Another thing I think the ANC should sort out our own country and forget what others are doing.

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-21 13:49

      Once upon a time they were the terrorists.

  • Muffin_man_can - 2012-11-21 12:18

    Always pushing your noses into issues that does not concern you tripartheid alliance. Keep to your african issues and let Israel and Hamas sort out theirs.

  • janti.cloete - 2012-11-21 12:18

    Ignorance is indeed Bliss....

  • zelda.dickson - 2012-11-21 12:19

    You go Israel. You will never be beaten. You might be smaller but a lot brighter than most. No yellow bellies.

  • flysouth - 2012-11-21 12:21

    When are we going to see the vigil against Hamas firing thousands of rockets at innocent Israelis?

      henry.justice.372 - 2012-11-21 12:30

      We won't unfortunatly , but you can do your bit ,boycott anything labeled products of the "occupied territorys" when that racist anc nonsense comes into effect.

  • jack.trend.3 - 2012-11-21 12:22

    I could have sworn the Palestinians shot first.

  • DSBennie - 2012-11-21 12:24

    This in support of people who just blew up a civilian bus in Tel Aviv, well Terrorists must support Terrorists

  • - 2012-11-21 12:27

    What happened to hitler after he killed and persecuted the Jews.He committed suicide.He lost it.He did'nt live long afterwards.So beware.Don't play with fire.The God of Israel is awake and watching.

  • ziso.maziso - 2012-11-21 12:27

    Another pathetic excuse to divert attention from the no confidence vote, Marikana and labour unrest. What a shame!

      denise.wilshire - 2012-11-21 14:39

      I really like your comment. Smoke and mirrors in our seat of power right now! Anything to take the attention away from the real issues at home.

  • JanGrimbeek - 2012-11-21 12:30

    You should hold a vigil for your dying pres zoema and the tri-all-liers, maybe its worth it to burn candles for him.

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-21 13:50

      Should burn the candles under him.

      ali.asgar.58323 - 2012-11-22 05:48

      I will definitely vote ANC in the next election!

  • rvleggaar - 2012-11-21 12:32

    A very one sided view to only blame Israel, but if you're stupid and you just have to protest then this is what you'll do. If Zim fires rockets at us, and we fire back, then we would be wrong by their definition.

  • kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-11-21 12:34

    Off course they would. I regard our own Government as nothing but a bunch of self enriching terrorists either. Soort soek soort.

  • ShotLeft - 2012-11-21 12:34

    ANC, friends with all the wrong people

  • andremandela.julias - 2012-11-21 12:37

    Ag shame the struggling comrades are sympathising with their struggling comrades in Palestine. Keep struggling you bunch of thieves and terrorists and enjoy the ride!

      ali.asgar.58323 - 2012-11-22 05:46

      I'm definitely voting ANC in the next election!

  • - 2012-11-21 12:39

    OOH, always dangerous to be against the Israeli's. Is this just because the Nat's were pro Israel or because we have a foreign affairs department run by a minority religion (Islam)? But, not bad, will lead to ANC downfall - everyone that's against Israel takes a tumble, sooner rather than later. Historically this is a fact.

      celeste.boucher.96 - 2012-11-21 12:54

      amen to that. i believe the rapture is very close and the people that are against God's people are going to have hell to pay once they are left behind. the wheel will indeed be reckoned with in a harsh way first by the anti Christ and suffering then by the Lord.

      ali.asgar.58323 - 2012-11-22 05:45

      I am definitely voting ANC in the next election!

  • leonard.rom.7 - 2012-11-21 12:41

    tripartite alliance should worry about eskom power pricing and toilets!

  • Sean1877 - 2012-11-21 12:41

    Pathetic!! fix your own country. Tripartite my a$$.

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-11-21 12:51

      Careful, the last guy who said that found himself in a foursome.

      mamba.white.12 - 2012-11-21 13:03

      Charles. lmAo!!!!

  • tim.gordon.5011516 - 2012-11-21 12:42

    Does anyone think that if Botswana suddenly fired 500+ rockets at SA, SA wouldn't react. This "vigil" disgusts me.

      kenpeg.dawson - 2012-11-21 13:51

      They will e-toll them

  • carlos.neves.77398 - 2012-11-21 12:43

    Maybe since they are so close to the Palestinians, they could ask them to stop Firing missiles into Isreal so that Isreal is not forced to counter the attack with an attack of their own. This Issue is totally ridiculous, they are like that kid(Palestinians) who hits the other kid(Isreal)and when the the 2nd kid moers them they run crying to mommy(Tripartite Alliance & the World)

  • sarecen.smith - 2012-11-21 12:44


  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-11-21 12:44

    I rarely agree with our government but in this case I have to commend them. Israel are land thieves and have been oppressing and killing the palestinians for years. Israel is,as Dr. Norman Finkelstein calls it , a lunatic state.

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-11-21 12:47

      I know why all the Muslims are so p!ssed off. It's because they all gang up on little Israel, surround them on every front with massive armies, but they still cannot defeat one of the smallest countries in the world. That must REALLY get the Arabs going, huh??? LOL. Love all the frothing at the mouth rants!!!

      kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-11-21 13:01

      No this should serve as a wake up call that you share the same mentality as them.

      steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-11-21 13:13

      Remember what Israel did to Egypt in the 6 day war.

      hudayfah.newman - 2012-11-21 13:39

      Oh poor little israel then, bore off, israel can't fight on their own. They have to call on their other puppets. The brits and the yanks for support.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-21 17:01

      Israel was created in 1948 from 52% of the land formerly occupied by the Jewish and Palestinian people, and Palestine 43%. Most of the Israeli territory was the Negev Desert. Jerusalem fell into neither territory. Palestinians with their unelected, self-serving neighbors declared war on Israel the very next day. In the 1960's they even invaded Israel twice. Full military invasions. The result: Israel survived and pushed them back, gaining territory in the process. This is the origin of what you wrongly call "stealing land". There have been almost daily attacks by Palestinians, incited by their self-serving unelected backers. Palestinians even teach their children at Kindergarten to attack Israel, rather than be peaceful. Children. Kindergarten. From day one, and even today it's wage war on Israel. Israel defends herself. Yes sometimes going too far, which is unacceptable, but self-defense nonetheless. All that needs to happen is for Palestinians to choose peace side by side with Israel. This is more likely going forward now because the unelected dictators are being removed from power by their people, one by one. They will no longer use the Palestinians for their own internal political ploys.

  • sarecen.smith - 2012-11-21 12:45


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  • peter.j.cock - 2012-11-21 12:48

    "extrajudicial killings" ---- Huh? how many of those are carried out in SA on a daily basis ?? FFS - go back to your cave...

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-11-21 13:03

      Hamas have executed 6 or 7 collaborates without a trial in front of women and children, tied one of the bodies to the back of a motorbike and drove through the streets of Gaza. If they want peace they must unite Fatah with Gaza and get rid of Hamas who are nothing but brutal,thugs to their own people.

  • kappaj - 2012-11-21 12:48

    And the ex-terrorist are now supporting the new terrorists... circle of life it seems

  • Lucky - 2012-11-21 12:50

    where was the anti-mugabe vigil!! he kills his own for fun, not even in retaliation. come to think of it lets stage an anti-Marikana vigil to protest the slaughter of SA citizens by their own "legal govt"!! bunch of imbeciles and F!@#$ng hypocrites!

  • peter.jefferies.90 - 2012-11-21 12:50

    Wow, I am sure there are more important South African matters to tend to. This istypical of the ANC trying to divert attention from there screw ups!! And why on earth are the helping terrorists?? Hamas is a known terrorist group that has taken over other countries!! Take Lebanon for example the Palestinians killed hundreds of Lebanese families that took them in when the war with Israel and them started!! THat is way so many Lebanese familes had to flee their own country. Hamas has now tried to also take over the country and have killed many innocent people!! Typical of the Tripartite Alliance, they would only choose to support a bunch of terrorist killers!!!!

  • abner.malema - 2012-11-21 12:57

    good work. stop the slaughter of the innocent Palestanians

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-21 17:02

      Two groups of people resented and opposed the creation of an Israeli homeland for the Jewish people after the horrors of World War II, notwithstanding that the amount of land was a tiny, minuscule slither relative to their vast lands, and Jewish people had inhabited that land for millennia. Guess which groups that was, and is. Racist Muslims and White Supremacists.

  • Lourens - 2012-11-21 12:59

    cANCer vigil because how dare Israel defend itself? Wait and see. Same is going to happen to you here in south africa. you are evolving back to being a terrorist organisation and we will retaliate one day.

  • steve.ritchie.739 - 2012-11-21 13:07

    I shudder to think what will happen if the Israelis really let loose on them. They have a right to defend their nation. The cANCer and it's commie associates should clean up their act before trying to tell anyone else how to behave.

  • craig.thom.376 - 2012-11-21 13:09

    They should camp outside the Presidents office to protest against all the death and mayhem in South Africa,clean up your own back yard first

      craig.thom.376 - 2012-11-21 15:43

      sorry my google translator does not recognise your text,say dat in English mon,

  • khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-11-21 13:18

    Rooineckke, what is it u have in common with netenyahu?

      mike.down.5492 - 2012-11-21 13:29

      Now you insult whites after praising hitler, you must have a long list of people you hate.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-11-21 17:02

      Two groups of people resented and opposed the creation of an Israeli homeland for the Jewish people after the horrors of World War II, notwithstanding that the amount of land was a tiny, minuscule slither relative to their vast lands, and Jewish people had inhabited that land for millennia. Guess which groups that was, and is. Racist Muslims and White Supremacists.

  • phillip.shapiro1 - 2012-11-21 13:19

    I support Israel 100 %

  • stuka.nel - 2012-11-21 13:23

    This tripartite alliance should go and hold a vigil in front of the Union Buildings, because of the way that they have messed up this country, 50+ citizens of this beautiful country is being slaughtered daily in an undeclared war against them. More people gets murdered a day in South Africa than get blown up in a war zone like Gaza.

  • jeanpierre.pienaar.7 - 2012-11-21 13:26

    only ANC, dis hoe mense wat aan niks glo optree.hulle dink mos hul is god.

  • louis.duplessis.39 - 2012-11-21 13:28

    Sort out your own backyard first!

  • Hyrene Esterhuizen - 2012-11-21 13:29

    our country is busy imploding slowly and they are more worried about a country that does not give a damn of south africa but yet focus has preference over critical issues in our country