It is a disgrace to learn that Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor phoned Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, and pledged South Africa’s support to his antisemitic terrorist cult that recently murdered over 1300 Jews in cold blood, injured thousands and abducted hundreds.

No amount of backpedalling by the South African government can undo the shame that Pandor’s extremist antics have brought upon South Africa.

The South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) calls on Pandor to resign immediately, and apologise to the South African Jewish Community on the hurt and shame she has caused.