SA Friends of Israel exploring legal options against “NO”-FREEDOM PARK for discrimination against Christian prayer gathering.

South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) is currently considering its legal options in light of Freedom Park’s recent refusal to host a prayer gathering on 25th July 2018.

This is despite the fact that SAFI event organisers received an official venue permission letter.

An e-mail of retraction from the management of Freedom Park was received with less than a week to go. The reasons stated for this “about- face” are questionable and point to political meddling and interference in the management of a National monument and public facility.

This venue has hosted a plethora of events in the past, including political, inter-faith and cultural, yet it is denying the use of this venue for Christian leaders represented by a civil organisation to come together in prayer.

Freedom Park is thus not only directly contradicting its own mandate but the provisions of our Constitution. This amounts to a political assault on Christian rights in South Africa.

Due to the violation of our basic rights enshrined in our Constitution, by this institution we are considering the appropriate legal action.

Despite the intransigence of Freedom Park, South African Friends of Israel will still be gathering in Pretoria on 25th July to march and pray for the blessings of South Africa to flow through improved relations with Israel. “Those who bless Israel will be blessed. Those who curse Israel will be cursed.” Genesis 12.3

For further information please contact:

  • SAFI Spokesperson: Bafana Modise | bafana@safisa.co.za
  • Media Enquires, Comments or Interviews: Terri Levin: 011 645 2563 | terri@sazf.org

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