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Hamas congratulate South Africa party on successful election

December 19, 2017 at 2:31 pm

Cyril Ramaphosa (C) celebrates after he was elected as ANC’s new party leader in Johannesburg, South Africa on 18 December 2017 [Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency]

Hamas today congratulated South Africa’s African National Congress for the successful election of its new leaders headed by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

“We pray that the new ANC leadership will be able to unify the party and take it to new heights, while reviving its revolutionary spirit in service of the poor, oppressed and exploited masses of South Africa and the continent of Africa,” the Palestinian faction said in a statement.

“Hamas will always stand with the ANC in the battle against poverty, apartheid, monopoly capitalism and imperialism.”

Championing the ANC’s support for the Palestinian people, Hamas added:

We welcome a South African role in assisting Palestinians to realise our liberation from an apartheid system and state similar to (and in some cases worse than) what South Africans were confronted with in the past.

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