Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cosatu and civic movements host mass rally in support of Gaza people

By Mandisi Tyulu
14 January 2009

Today the Congress of South African Trade Unions is holding a mass rally in support of the people of Gaza in Lenasia, Johannesburg this evening.

Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Fatima Hajaig will be one of the speakers

She will be joined by Eddie Makue of the South Africa Council of Churches and Muslim religious leader Molana Ebrahim Bham.

Cosatu and other organizations in the Western Cape started a two-minute work stoppage at half-past-eleven every morning, under the theme: We are all Gaza.

Cosatu’s spokesperson Patrick Craven says Israel has a government that is clearly flaunting international law, international resolution and no acceptable standards of decent conduct.

“We hope to bring pressure to bear on the government of Israel.’’

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