The human rights and Palestine solidarity organisation Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Against Israel in South Africa (BDS South Africa) has urged local rap hip-hop group Die Antwoord to respect the international boycott against Israel and withdraw from touring that country.
Die Antwoord is due to perform in Israel on June 8. According to their website they will perform in Europe, the Middle East, and the US over the next few months.
In the letter to Die Antwoord, BDS SA also requests a meeting, but according to BDS SA the music group is yet to respond to the letter or request for a meeting.
Meanwhile, a group of Israeli peace activists belonging to the organisation Boycott From Within have also written to Die Antwoord urging the group to postpone their music tour.
BDS SA spokeswoman Kwara Kekana said: “It’s been a while since we wrote to them. Unfortunately, they have not responded. We are making follow-ups on the letter, but there is no response.”