South African’s National Liberation Movement
Statement/declaration on the Meeting of the Secretaries General of the Six Sister Liberation Movements: ANC, CCM, FRELIMO, MPLA, SWAPO PARTY, ZANU PF on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting of the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Leadership School
The ANC applauds the International Court of Justice’s resolute judgment on the genocide case brought by the ANC-led South African government against Israel. Since the tragic events of October 7, 2023, the international community and UN experts expressed deep concern over the failure to prevent genocide against the Palestinian people.
Our commitment to reforming the multilateral system, rooted in the Freedom Charter’s principle of “Peace and Friendship,” led us to seek justice at the ICJ. Nelson Mandela’s words echo in our cause: “Our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians. The ICJ’s ruling on provisional measures is a significant victory for humanity and the Palestinian cause. We acknowledge the ICJ’s reliance on UN reports, showcasing moral leadership in support of Palestinian civilians.
The provisional measures go beyond a ceasefire, demanding Israel prevent genocide, punish incitement, provide humanitarian aid, preserve evidence, and submit a report within a month. The ICJ’s verdict reinforces confidence in international law and the multilateral system.
The ANC calls for all parties to abide by the verdict, facilitating immediate humanitarian relief and the release of hostages and prisoners. Palestine must be free. Aluta Continua. As we celebrate this verdict, we acknowledge the immense losses suffered by the Palestinian people. The two-state solution, embracing peace and justice, must prevail. We encourage Palestinians to hold onto hope and their quest for freedom.
Global protests against this genocide mirror the anti-apartheid movement. We build a global movement against Zionist Israel, ensuring ICJ verdict implementation. We urge peace-loving people worldwide to persist until Palestine is free. Aluta Continua. The Struggle Continues.
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