The Gov’t is separating itself from the views of those who are planning to take part in the Miss Universe pageant in Israel.
The South African government has expressed opposition to the organizers of the Miss South Africa pageant, which is set to take part in the annual Miss Universe pageant in Israel.
This came on Sunday when Miss South Africa, Lalela Mswane, demanded that she ignore the pageant, which is expected to take place in Eilat on December 12.
Proponents of her case have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online.
“It has been difficult to persuade the organizers of the Miss SA pageant to reconsider their decision to participate in the Miss Universe pageant,” the ministry of arts and culture said in a statement. words.
As a result, the government will “stop supporting” the “non-compliance” and “non-compliance” of developers.
“The atrocities committed by Israel against Palestine are well documented and the government, as the legitimate representative of the people of South Africa, will not tolerate this for good reason,” it said.
South Africa supports the Palestinian cause and the legitimate diplomatic relations established in 1995, one year after the end of apartheid. They demoted their ambassador to Tel Aviv in 2019 and fired his ambassador.
Technology Minister Nathi Mthethwa said the move to continue participating in the event “would be a tragedy for him. [Mswane’s] future and standing in public as a girl, Black “.
In a statement, the ruling African National Congress urged voters to “hear and heed the call for the Miss South Africa party to disregard the forthcoming Israeli elections, which will be Miss Universe”.