“Until they do that the people of Palestine and Israel are delaying their freedom,” said Holomisa.
Cope leader, Mosiuoa Lekota said the decision to downgrade the embassy to a liaison officer was wrong. “It goes against the grain of democracy.
The ANC should review this decision. I think South Africa should be playing a mediating role,” said Lekota.
This was echoed by ACDP MP, Steve Swart. He said the decision to recall Ngombane was “short-sighted and uncessessary.” He said South Africa should play a mediating role in the middle east.