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WATCH — President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation on ICJ genocide ruling

WATCH — President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation on ICJ genocide ruling
President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers eulogy at the funeral of Dr Peter Magubane at the Bryanston Methodist Church, Johannesburg, on 10 January 2024. (Photo: Kopano Tlape / GCIS)

On Friday, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on the International Court of Justice's order of provisional measures in the genocide case against Israel.


Watch an extract from the court’s ruling:

Watch a video summary of the arguments by South Africa and Israel before the ICJ:

Read more about the Israel-Palestine war


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  • jcdville stormers says:

    Not interested in listening to a thieving goverment

  • Rodney Lang says:

    Maybe this order of I C J will prompt our government to provide water, electricity and basic human requirements as well at home! Hopefully the lawyers will also take the E F F to international court for inciting genocide. Well done , we are hopeful now

  • John Lewis says:

    Electioneering under the guise of governing.

    • Paddy Ross says:

      Agree. This is not a victory for South Africa but for justice. The important point is that the International Criminal Court was given the opportunity to judge the issue which has divided the world.
      As an aside, I thought it was inappropriate for some of the SA team to wear what I assume were SA scarves. This was not a sporting contest.

  • Louise Roderick says:

    What I find so ironic about his speech is that he was referring to Israel’s genocidal actions against the Palestinians – depriving them especially women and children – access to water, power, medical supplies…” Hello there. I am typing this sitting in the dark due to loadshedding, unable to wash my face or brush my teeth because our taps have run dry, about to take my medicine in a few minutes – medicine I had to pay an exorbitant amount for because the local clinic does not have it in stock and has no intention of ordering… I am just one of millions at the receiving end of the ANC genocide against its citizens.
    Who is going to pay for the citizens of this country to take their plight to the ICJ?

  • Ian Gwilt says:

    I doubt this will have record viewing figures

  • Bruce Gatland says:

    Cyril who?

  • Agf Agf says:

    The South African Government is putting on a brave face but the most important thing they wanted they did not get: A ceasefire. All the rest the Israelis are already doing or can claim to be willing to do. They are all by the by. It’s a hollow “victory”. Oh well at least they could show off their pretty scarves again.

    • Glyn M says:

      Absolutely. They didn’t get anything near to what they asked for. The ANC taking the moral high ground is pathetic, just looking at the way they treat their own citizens. They have literally stolen food from the mouths of the poor with their corruption cronyism, cadre deployment and jobs to pals. We’re unlikely to ever know of the full extent of what was stolen from their own people, with the tax money we pay for services, never delivered. It’s beyond disgusting. May they burn in hell.

  • Jacques Siebrits says:

    Cyril the Disinterested, I’d almost forgotten about his existence. Now can we see our many domestic problems attended to with the same enthusiasm and passion (and I don’t mean ANC unity problems)?

  • Fred Estaire says:

    Not interested in listening to your rubbish. How much speaking out against Russia. You never said or did anything against Sudan or Zimbabwe. Wht about the Uyghurs in China? You’re Quite happy to hold Iran’s hand. How about doing something about the crime crisis in this country CR. Sorry boet but you’ve become just another grandstanding populist leader.

  • William Kelly says:

    One of those fireside chats? You’ll forgive me if I missed it.

  • Bill Gild says:

    Watching Ramaphosa is akin to watching a (bad) comedy.

  • Michael Kearney says:

    Seriously, does anyone actually watch this idiot on tv?

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