TODAY! Traditional Authorities, Religious Leaders and Opposition Parties say “Hands Off the Chief Justice”

Today, South African Friends of Israel are joined by Traditional Authorities, Religious Leaders, and Opposition Parties, for a virtual march, moderated by Pastor Barry Isaacs in support of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.  Various Christian and other leaders will be speaking out for Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech in South Africa. 

The protest is taking place today at 1 pm (SAST) and is in direct response to the ANC’s attack on the Chief Justice and on the free speech that our constitution protects.  

Christians in South Africa will not be silenced.  We fully support the right of Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng to speak out and express his Christian views. Any attempt to twist his words and promote hateful agendas is deplorable and must not be tolerated.    

As South African Christians we will speak out regarding our Christian convictions, our connection to Israel, and our support for peace in the Holy Land. We wholly support the Chief Justice and take great objection to any of our fundamental rights as South African citizens being undermined.   


Friday 3 July

13.00 - 14.00


Guest Speakers:

  • Honourable Reverend Kenneth Meshoe - African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP)

  • Prince Dr. Zwelakhe Elija Mthethwa - Mthethwa tribe in KwaZulu-Natal

  • Prince Phatudi Thulare - Bapedi Kingdom

  • Apostle Mary Stephens - Founder of Healing the Nations Global Council

  • Bishop Paul Saralina - Upper Hall Church International

  • Archbishop Mbulelo Mvubu - Council of Churches South Africa International (COCSAI)

  • Chris Eden - Bridges For Peace

  • Vivienne Myburgh - International Christian Embassy of Jerusalem (ICEJ)

  • Bishop Phakama Shembe - Nazareth Baptist Church

  • General Secretary Papi Kganare - Congress of the People (COPE)

We are encouraged that numerous parts of South African society have come to the Chief Justice’s defense. We have launched a petition in support, which has already gained more than 10 000 signatures in less than 48 hours →

Below, you can also see a number of organisations that have been critical on ANC’s stance on this.

The video of the event will be handed over to the ANC, via email