Johannesburg - The SACP has lashed out at the South African Jewish Board of Deputies and the South African Zionist Federation for their attacks on International Relations and Co-operation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.
This happened a day after the ANC came to the defence of Sisulu after the board's vice-president Zev Krengel labelled Sisulu as “the single biggest threat to South African Jewry” in an article which appeared in the Jewish Report newspaper.
The attack on Sisulu came after she announced in April the downgrade of the South African embassy in Israel to a liaison office in a move to implement a resolution of the ANC conference on the Palestine question.
Yesterday, SACP spokesperson Alex Mashilo said: “This accusation is nothing but rubbish and racist, and is dismissed with the contempt it deserves.”
He also said the Jewish board and the Zionist federation had no powers in terms of the Constitution to appoint any minister.