SOUTH African model, actress and TV personality, Shashi Naidoo, has been barred by high-profile Israeli authorities from seeing Palestine.
Naidoo, who came under fire recently for her controversial comments about the conflict in the region.
She had referred to Gaza as a sh*thole among other contentious statements on social media, that drew widespread criticism.
After apologising at a public press briefing, Naidoo promised to visit both Israel and Palestine on a fact-finding mission to see for herself the effects of the ongoing conflict.
But the organisation 'Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel in South Africa (BDS South Africa) released a statement on Wednesday revealing that Naidoo had been blocked from "seeing for herself" the Israeli oppression against Palestinians.