Zwelivile Mandela, grandson of the late South African leader, said Nelson Mandela– Expressing its full solidarity with the Palestinian people and residents Gaza strip In the face of the challenges they face under the Israeli occupation, praising the lawsuit filed by his country against Israel international justice Court In The Hague.
Zweliflele, a representative of the African National Congress in the South African Parliament, appeared in a video clip on social media yesterday, Saturday, wearing a Palestinian keffiyeh, and said, “We know what it means to live under occupation, and for this reason we understand what the Palestinians are facing, and we stand in full support with the Palestinians in Gaza and occupied Palestine.
In praise of the South African government, Zwelifele added, “We would therefore like to commend our government led by the African National Party for taking the position of enforcing the law.” Genocide The ability to hold a state accountable Apartheid Zionism in Israel.
South Africa filed a lawsuit before the International Court of Justice on December 29, accusing Israel of committing genocide against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which has been subjected to a devastating war for more than 3 months that has left tens of thousands martyred and wounded and an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe.
“We know what it means to live under occupation.” Nelson Mandela’s grandson supports #Palestine He praises his country's lawsuit against Israel in the International Court of Justice#Gaza_War pic.twitter.com/UCGssa6Pjo
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He continued, “I hope that through the procedures at the International Court of Justice, we will be able to ensure that the apartheid Zionist state in Israel is held accountable for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.”
Mandela's grandson participated in a rally organized in support of Palestine in Cape Town, South Africa, on January 12, and wrote on his Instagram page, “Our meeting is a coming together of two legacies that are unequivocally committed to the cause of justice for the Palestinian people and for all the oppressed and tortured in the world.” “My grandfather considers the Palestinian struggle to be the greatest moral issue of our time.”
He added, “Mandela's legacy reminds us that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians, while the legacy of Desmond Tutu (one of the symbols of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize) reminds us that we have a moral duty as humanity to be the voice of the oppressed in the world, especially the Palestinian people.” Because if you were neutral in situations of injustice, you would choose the side of the oppressor.”
He continued, “Today, these two global symbols (Mandela and Tutu), at a time when legal proceedings are underway at the International Court of Justice, remind us that there cannot be two standards for the sanctity of life, human dignity and justice. The world is proud of us but we are only doing our duty and whatever is necessary to dismantle “Apartheid, fighting occupation, and putting an end to genocide.”
He concluded his post by saying, “I hope that our relations with Palestine will grow from strength to strength until the dawn of liberation. Allow me to address all freedom lovers in the world. We call on you to cover all statues of President Nelson Mandela with the Palestinian flag next February 11, the day of the launch of… He was released from prison.”
Zweliflele was born in Johannesburg, the capital of South Africa, in 1982. He studied law at the University of South Africa. He is the son of Makey Delele Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela.
Zweliflele is a human rights activist, the founder of the Mandela Peace and Development Organization, and a representative of the African National Congress in the South African Parliament.