SA is likely to issue Israel’s ambassador, Eliav Belotserkovsky, with a démarche — a formal diplomatic protest note — over his remarks about the war in Gaza, which have angered the government and contradicted its official position.

International relations & co-operation minister Naledi Pandor has likened Belotserkovsky’s unspecified remarks to those of US ambassador Reuben Brigety, who caused a storm after accusing SA of supplying Russia with weapons, a claim that was denied and disproved by an internal investigation...

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