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S African city suspends councillor over pro-Israel comment
The mayor of South Africa's economic hub Johannesburg suspended a senior councillor Tuesday after she made a public declaration that the city was a "friend" of Israel.

 

According to a video of her speech, Mpho Phalatse, a councillor in charge of health, said at a weekend pro-Israel event: "I would like to declare that I am a friend of Israel and the city of Johannesburg is a friend of Israel."

 

"We value you, we celebrate you, we appreciate you, feel at home..." she told participants at a conference held as part of a series of events organised by pro-Israel community and religious groups.

 


First published: 06.12.18, 17:14