“Is it indifference or lethargy? How on earth does our government insist that Palestinians of all people require visas to enter our country? The salt rubbed in the wound of callousness is that Israeli’s are exempt! This is a sheer disgrace and an affront to the rhetoric of solidarity. Wake up Pretoria and end this disgraceful discrimination!” Ronnie Kasrils, former Minister of Intelligence in South Africa

Ever since mid-December, civil society organisations headed by the Media Review Network – South Africa launched a campaign to get the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) to remedy a grave injustice against oppressed Palestinians by granting visa-free travel privileges to all Palestinians wanting to visit South Africa. Since then, many prominent South Africans and Internationalists have signed the online petition. This is phase one. In the coming weeks, the campaign will be intensified so that we can make 2021 the year for #visafreepalestine

The Media Review Network (MRN) humbly requests that you join the campaign by signing the petition below and forwarding it to all your contacts:

https://secure.avaaz.org/community_petitions/en/president_cyril_ramaphosa_calling_on_south_africa_to_grant_visa_free_travel_access_for_palestinians/?zlPOLrb&fbclid=IwAR0TZ2iWO-_lEzgPk70zXIloCe2Gy96eHraBtIgHQp570Wa3_ZxW7u_Q3lI

 

Issued by:

Dr. Ahmed Haroon Jazbhay

Executive Member: Media Review Network

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Author: Ahmed Jazbhay

Ahmed Jazbhay is a lecturer in Political Science at UNISA, and is also a researcher at Media Review Network. He focuses on the decolonisation of knowledge and post-colonial struggles. Ahmed holds a PhD from the University of Johannesburg.