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Trump’s Israel deal is like apartheid: Cyril


Trump’s Israel deal is like apartheid: Cyril

As he takes the African Union chair, Ramaphosa also slams outside interference in African affairs

Qaanitah Hunter and Thabo Mokone in Addis Ababa

In his inaugural speech as chairperson of the African Union, President Cyril Ramaphosa took on his US counterpart Donald Trump, rejecting his peace plan for Palestine and Israel as a “Bantustan construct”.

Ramaphosa went as far as departing from his prepared speech to the AU summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, telling the meeting of continental leaders that Trump’s plan – which the US leader himself called the “deal of the century” – should be denounced.

“With regard to the US-inspired plan, as I listened to it and read what was written about it, it brought to mind a horrible history that we as SA went through,” he said...

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