AS IT HAPPENED: I want to promote peace, says Shashi Naidoo

2018-06-20 11:02

Model Shashi Naidoo and BDS are holding a press conference to discuss the fallout from Naidoo's comments on Gaza.

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20 Jun 12:08
The #ShashiNaidoo briefing has now concluded.

20 Jun 12:05
#ShashiNaidoo says she had no knowledge of the humanitarian issues of Palestine. She had "some-what" of knowledge.

20 Jun 12:04
#ShashiNaidoo says she made the biggest mistake of her life, which she regrets.

20 Jun 12:01

20 Jun 12:00

20 Jun 11:57
I've been offered security, but my mom came to be with me, says Shashi

20 Jun 11:56

I've stopped giving interviews, says Naidoo  

Also, she hasn't tweeted since June 16


20 Jun 11:55
Naidoo regrets telephone interviews given to explain her post

20 Jun 11:53

20 Jun 11:51
Naidoo will pay for the cost of her trip, and her mom is accompanying her

20 Jun 11:51
Naidoo tears up to a question on whether she's forgiven herself

20 Jun 11:49

20 Jun 11:48
#ShashiNaidoo says she received several threats to her own personal phone number. "The backlash I received, I see it now as a necessity. I read every single message and comment because I wanted to feel the pain of what I have done."

20 Jun 11:48

There were some messages straight to my phone  

I don't want to focus on the negativity of it  


20 Jun 11:47
There were terrible, vicious things – and some straight to my phone, says Naidoo

20 Jun 11:45

20 Jun 11:45
I had a barrage of comments on my Instagram, says Naidoo

20 Jun 11:43

Shashi hasn't switched, says BDS chair  

We don't use people for our own causes


20 Jun 11:41
SA council of churches says they will support #ShashiNaidoo and will walk the journey with her. "There is a lot she is going to learn from the trip."

20 Jun 11:40
We support Shashi and we will walk with her - SACC

20 Jun 11:39

20 Jun 11:39
We welcome the move of BDS SA of opening their doors to Shashi Naidoo – SACC

20 Jun 11:38
It is not for us to judge, says SA Council of Churches

20 Jun 11:36
#ShashiNaidoo says her apology can't just be a word, it needs to be an action.

20 Jun 11:36
In the last few days, my eyes have been opened, says Naidoo

20 Jun 11:36

20 Jun 11:35
BDS Esack says they would not be "policing" Naidoo's trip to Palestine. "Shashi came from a position of not knowing and now she wants to know."

20 Jun 11:35
I've been disappointed in myself for not knowing what's happening in Gaza, says Naidoo

20 Jun 11:32
One lesson to learn: Don't copy and paste guys, says Desai

20 Jun 11:31
"We must never give up on each other. This is one of the lessons of being human," Desai concludes.

20 Jun 11:30
Desai says BDS view today's press conference and engagements as a turning point. "We fully accept the apology by Shashi Naidoo."

20 Jun 11:30
We accept Shashi's apology on this issue, says BDS SA

20 Jun 11:29

20 Jun 11:27
BDS SA calls for cultural boycott of Israel

20 Jun 11:26
#ShashiNaidoo: Desai says they view the acceptance of the trip as very concrete. He says they will also be holding Naidoo accountable

20 Jun 11:26
Shashi's trip to Israel will be one of educating herself, says BDS SA

20 Jun 11:25

20 Jun 11:25

20 Jun 11:24
Shashi will go on a fact-finding tour of Palestine, guided by the SA Council of Churches

20 Jun 11:23

20 Jun 11:23
We were humbled by Shashi's sincerity and honesty, says BDS SA

20 Jun 11:20
Director of BDS Muhammed Desai will now read the media statement. He says everyone on social media should be held accountable. "This is a reflection of our democracy. BDS SA condemns all forms of racism and violence as well bullying."

20 Jun 11:20
BDS condemns all forms of racism and violence

20 Jun 11:19

BDS SA co-ordinator Mohammad Desai commends the "positive outcry" on social media.  

Says influencers should be held accountable


20 Jun 11:18

20 Jun 11:17
BDS chair says there have been "a lot of threats" following Shashi Naidoo's post

20 Jun 11:14
BDS chairperson starts by saying there has been an "unkind" post on #ShashiNaidoo account and then she approached the solidarity organisation. He says there have been a lot of response to her posts.

20 Jun 11:13
Reports indicate Naidoo's friends and family are at her press conference to support her

20 Jun 11:12

20 Jun 11:08
#ShashiNaidoo: This after she called Gaza a "sh**hole" and was seemingly pro-Israeli. The model has since released several apologies following the incident.

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