Mandla Mandela‚ grandson of the late former president Nelson Mandela‚has joined EFF on the call to send Israel’s ambassador, Lior Keinan packing from South Africa.

Following the death of close to 60 Palestinians by Israeli armed forces where the Palestinian death toll stood at 58, which includes 57 people killed by Israeli fire and a baby who died from tear gas inhalation last month, the EFF called on the Israeli ambassador in South Africa to leave.

Mandela was among several high profile religious‚ civic and political leaders who were part of a protest march in Durban on Saturday to highlight the plight of Palestinians.

The protest‚ organised under the banner of “People Against Oppression”‚ garnered strong support from civic bodies‚ faith-based groups‚ political parties and human rights organisations.

Before taking to the streets of Overport‚ a suburb of Durban‚ scores of pro-Palestine supporters listened to Mandela’s brief address. They were also addressed by Bishop Rubin Phillip of the Anglican Church as well as Ntuthuko Nkosi of the Lutheran Church.

Mandela said: “We want to call on our South African government‚ in an act of protest…. should immediately send the Israeli ambassador back to Israel where he belongs. ')}

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Mandla Mandela‚ grandson of the late former president Nelson Mandela‚has joined EFF on the call to send Israel's ambassador, Lior Keinan packing from South Africa. Following the death of close to 60 Palestinians by Israeli armed forces where the Palestinian death toll stood at 58, which includes 57 people killed...