Carlo Petersen4 February 2024 | 6:40

Pandor to speak at Gatesville Mosque on ICJ case

International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor is addressing congregants at Gatesville Mosque in Cape Town on South Africa's case at the International Court of Justice.

Pandor to speak at Gatesville Mosque on ICJ case

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor during a media briefing on 12 December 2022. Picture: X/DIRCO_ZA

CAPE TOWN - International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor is set to visit the Gatesville Mosque on Sunday to report back on the verdict of the International Court of Justice on the genocide case against Israel.

Gatesville Mosque spokesperson, Sataar Parker, said that Pandor would address the congregation immediately after evening prayers.

Parker said that the Gatesville Mosque had, since its establishment 35 years ago, been at the forefront of highlighting the situation in Palestine.

He said that the mosque’s committee has agreed that Palestinian flags on the building were to fly at half mast until Palestine was free.

African National Congress (ANC) provincial spokesperson, Khalid Sayed, said the party had seen eligible voters in the province make a positive shift towards the ANC due to the SA government's stance on Palestine. 

"Many are encouraged by the stance that the ANC-led government has taken to take the apartheid state of Israel to the ICJ."

The event on Sunday is open to everyone.