ANC delegates elected Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the party’s new leader. President Jacob Zuma remains head of state.
South Africa’s ruling party says, the country’s embassy in Israel should be downgraded to a liaison office to show support for the Palestinians.
The African National Congress said late yesterday that delegates to a national party meeting endorsed the proposal to the government for an immediate and unconditional downgrade of the embassy in Tel Aviv.
The proposal comes ahead of a UN General Assembly vote today on a resolution urging President Donald Trump to rescind his decision recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
South African media say, the ANC endorsed a boycott of Israel at a party meeting in 2012 but the government did not implement it.