Dr Iqbal Survé, the chairman of the South African BRICS business council and executive chairman of Sekunjalo and Independent Media. Piicture: Ian Landsberg/ANA Pictures
Cape Town - Dr Iqbal Survé, the chairman of the South African Brics business council and executive chairman of Sekunjalo and Independent Media, has also condemned the anti-Semitic tweets.

“Earlier this week Mngxitama tweeted that the legacy of the Holocaust was not all negative. I ask that Mr Mngxitama unconditionally retract his statement. I am horrified and disappointed by his tweet, which is an affront to millions of Jewish people affected by the Holocaust.

“It is unacceptable to make such a statement. Many Jewish people died during the Holocaust. They were victims of ethnic cleansing in Europe by fascist and racist Nazis. South Africa itself has been through a challenging history as a result of apartheid, which was modelled on Nazi doctrine.”

Survé added he was concerned about populist statements that had a strong ethnic and racial undertone. 

“These utterances undermine nation-building and harmony in our country and society”.

Saturday Star