DA demands Hajaig’s apology to Jews
By Mishkah Anthony
29 January 2008
The Democratic Alliance has called on Deputy Foreign Minister Fatima Hajaig to apologise for her recent outburst against Jews or lose her job.
The DA says they were shocked to read that in the speech in Lenasia two weeks ago, Hajaig said “Jews control America no matter which government comes into power, whether Republican or Democratic, whether Barrack Obama or George Bush.”
DA Spokesperson Lindiwe Mazibuko says this anti – Semitic comments are not only racist, they are an incitement to communal hatred and oppose the intent of the constitution and South Africa’s culture of human rights.
“Ms Hajaig’s allegations are nothing more than bargain- basement conspiracy mongering ,which would be unacceptable from a senior member of any government anywhere in the democratic world.”