BULLETIN 28 January 1 pm
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In this bulletin:
# The ACDP to challenge president Ramaphosa on his Palestine comments
# The appointment of Thulasizwe Buthelezi as the AmaZulu prime minister brings hope for Royal House
# And, cricket: South Africa secure a place in the Super Six stage of the U19 World Cup
# The African Christian Democratic Party leader, Kenneth Meshoe, says his party plans to challenge president Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament regarding his comments on the International Court of Justice’s judgment and the Palestinian state. Meshoe argues countries that seek peace should urge Hamas to recognise Israel’s right to exist within secure borders. The ACDP believes the judgment should prompt a renewed effort towards a ceasefire and negotiations for a permanent two-state solution. This would allow Israel and Palestine to coexist as permanent states.
Meanwhile, the brand and reputation expert Solly Moeng has stated the court’s ruling in favour of South Africa in the case against Israel has had a positive impact on the country’s brand and reputation. Moeng emphasised to eNCA that the ruling has elevated South Africa’s standing as a champion of the Global South. He also called on countries from the Global North to respect the ICJ’s decision:
In another development, Doctors Without Borders has reported the Nasser Hospital, the largest remaining medical facility in the Gaza Strip, is unable to provide critical medical care. The hospital has been heavily impacted by the ongoing bombardment by the Israeli Army. Approximately 350 patients remain in the hospital, unable to leave, as staff have been forced to flee. The Gaza Health Ministry has condemned the systematic attacks against healthcare facilities in Gaza, emphasising the urgent need for the attacks to cease so that the wounded can receive medical care.
# University of KwaZulu-Natal Historical Studies lecturer, Kuthula Thwala, says the appointment of Thulasizwe Buthelezi as AmaZulu prime minister brings new hope for the Royal House. King MisuZulu kaZwelithini made the announcement of the appointment at the Battle of Isandlwana commemoration. He takes the reins following the passing of prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Thwala told Newzroom Afrika Buthelezi is the right person to handle the matters of the Royal House under the king:
# And, cricket: South Africa beat Scotland by seven wickets with 23 overs to spare to qualify for the World Cup Under-19 Super Sixes as Group B winners in Potchefstroom. Opener Jamie Dunk and captain Owen Gould struck 90 and 97 respectively to propel Scotland to 269 for nine. Riley Norton was the pick of the bowlers, taking three wickets. In reply, blistering knocks from Steven Stolk with 86 and an unbeaten 80 from Dewan Marais secured South Africa’s victory. Pakistan and Zimbabwe also secured a place in the Super Six stage.
Stay tuned for more news………….