08 November 2023
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) in the North West province supports the provincial march in support of the people of Palestine, which is organised by our alliance partner, the South African Communist Party(SACP).
COSATU believes that there are similarities between the struggles of the people of Palestine and those of the people of South Africa during apartheid. The dispossession of land and forceful occupation of other countries is a violation to human rights.
We are also of the view that what is happening currently in Gaza is barbaric and inhumane and must be condemned by all peace-loving people of the world. It is also in contravention of international laws and conventions.
COSATU calls for the end of forceful occupation of the Palestine by Israel and for the United Nations to urgently intervene on the matter.
We also request for the arrest of the Prime Minister of Israel for the violation of human rights and mass killing by the International Criminal Court.
The march will be held on the 10th of November 2023 in Mafikeng, from the stadium to the Legislature.
COSATU urges all members to support the march.
Issued by COSATU North West
For more information, please contact:
Kopano Konopi(COSATU North West Provincial Secretary)
Cell: 082 339 5836