[July 12 2015]
By Yazeed Kamaldien

Cape Town – The ANC is set to investigate a group of students who allegedly represented it on a paid trip to Israel.

It’s an attempt to embarrass us, one of the party’s top officials said on Saturday.

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz published an article, complete with a photograph, about the trip on its website on Friday. The article was headlined: “South African community in Ra’anana meets young ANC leaders”. Haaretz reported the tour had been organised by the South Africa Israel Forum (SAIF) for an 18-member delegation travelling to Israel with an “open mind”. It reported that the forum’s director, Dan Brotman, said “some of the participants, who will be future leaders in South Africa, were under enormous pressure not to come or received threats over being kicked out of their political parties”.(Click here to see full article)