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MRN Press Statement: Tennis South Africa Reinforces Apartheid Israel

The Media Review Network (MRN) remains deeply concerned that Tennis South Africa (TSA) is forging ahead with the Euro-Africa Zone of the Davis Cup tie with the illegal state of Zionist Israel. The tie is scheduled for this week-end, Feb 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

TSA must realise that this tennis match creates the illusion a new world of social justice is unfolding in our country. On the contrary, it belongs to a grand illusion that relegates all our efforts at liberation to material values at the expense of human dignity and self-respect.

In January 2007, John Dugard, world renowned law expert stated: “elements of the occupation of Palestine, constitute forms of colonialism and of apartheid, which are contrary to international law.” He goes further to say that the crime of Apartheid  ” includes murder, extermination, enslavement, torture, arbitrary arrest, illegal imprisonment, denial of the right to life and liberty, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, and other abusive acts imposed by one group on another. The Zionist, colonial entity is guilty of each of these violations.

TSA, represented by some 16 Board members must remember that they are fraternising with Zionism, a racist ideology that underpins all the institutions of the Israeli entity. This Apartheid regime, attested to by our anti- Apartheid stalwarts such as Bishop Desmond Tutu and members of political parties.

Further evidence that TSA has aligned itself with the Zionist Federation and the Jewish board is the fact that they allegedly allowed the Zionist federation to buy out all the available tickets for the Davis Cup tie so that they control who goes into the stadium.

The existence of evil in the Zionist regime and its social structures must be recognised and acknowledged. As such it is an evil state. This evil has political and social roots deeply embedded in its colonial fabric.

TSA must understand that it cannot claim any moral standings and at the same time be seen to be associating with such an evil entity. The Media Review Network urges TSA to urgently and seriously reconsider its position in the best long-term interest of all South Africans rather than in the short-term self-aggrandisement which will only last for three days.

Issued by:

Ibrahim Vawda
Media Review Network.