Miss SA says it won't 'get involved in political war of words' as calls grow to boycott Miss Universe in Israel | Channel

Miss SA says it won't 'get involved in political war of words' as calls grow to boycott Miss Universe in Israel

2021-10-21 05:40:00 PM

Miss SA says it won't 'get involved in political war of words' as calls grow to boycott Miss Universe in Israel

The Miss South African Organisation has released a statement in response to Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela's call on African countries to boycott the Miss Universe competition, to be held in Israel in December.

Photo by Church of The King on UnsplashThe Miss South African Organisation has released a statement in response to Zwelivelile Mandla Mandela's call on African countries to boycott the Miss Universe competition,to be held in Israel in December. 

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24-year-old Lalela Mswane was crowned Miss South Africa 2021 on Saturday at Grand Arena, GrandWest in Cape Town, and has been announced asthis year's Miss Universe representative. "Israel is an Apartheid State and we will continue to mobilise all freedom loving people of the world to boycott, divest and pass sanctions against the brutal apartheid regime," said a statement released by Mvezo Komkhulu (The Great Place).

We call on all African countries to withdraw from the Miss Universe pageant in Apartheid Israel in protest at its observer status granted unilaterally by the AU Commissioner."Decisive action by Miss Malaysia and Miss Indonesia has now set the trend and we call on all the Miss Universe participants from all over the world to send us letters announcing their withdrawal and disassociating from an event that normalises the Apartheid Israel daily killing, bulldozing of homes and orchards and maiming young and innocent children," it went on to say.  headtopics.com

In response to the growing call for South Africa to withdraw from the event, the Miss South Africa organisation toldChannel24:"The Miss South Africa Organisation is not getting involved in a political war of words and has no further comment to make."

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