Johannesburg - South Africans demonstrated in solidarity with Palestinians on Tuesday, a day after 60 were killed protesting the US embassy's move to Jerusalem, with anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu declaring himself "brokenhearted."
The response in South Africa to the killings has been visceral, with the country withdrawing its ambassador to Israel on Monday and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) condemning Israel as an "apartheid regime."
"I am deeply distressed and brokenhearted by the massacre perpetrated by the State of Israel in Gaza yesterday," Tutu, a stalwart of South Africa's fight against racial inequality, said in a statement.
In Cape Town, home to much of South Africa's Muslim community, dozens marched to parliament. Several senior ANC officials were among the protesters.