By South African Jewish Report—
A descendant of Shaka kaSenzangakhona — the legendary 19th-century Southern African king more commonly known as Shaka Zulu — has returned from a visit to Israel with a pledge to mobilize solidarity with the Jewish state among his fellow South Africans.
“I landed in Israel during trying times whereby the people of G-d are being persecuted,” said Nkosi Zwelakhe Mthethwa — a Zulu king from the Mthethwa tribe — in remarks carried by this week’s edition of the South African Jewish Report.
“I came to lend my voice of support that as a believer myself, I can’t keep quiet,” the king stated. “I will mobilize Christians all over the world to support, because this place is our tangible and intangible heritage site.”
The king was part of a group of distinguished South Africans who visited Israel from August 11-17 on a trip organized by advocacy group South African Friends of Israel (SAFI).
Others on the trip included Sibongile Cele, the deputy chair of the African National Congress (ANC) Women’s League Ward 125 in Johannesburg, who described her trip as “a life changing, inspirational, very emotional experience.”
South Africa’s vocal BDS movement exercises considerable influence within the ruling ANC, and has pressured activists and community workers to boycott the visits to “apartheid” Israel organized by SAFI. Continue Reading….