Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor.
US Republican party congressman John James has put forward a bipartisan Bill for Congress to review the superpower’s bilateral relations with South Africa for the sake of national security, citing the ANC-led government’s stance on Hamas, Russia and China.
But the Department of International Relations and Cooperation predicts the Bill will go nowhere.
“The ANC’s foreign policy actions have long ceased to reflect its stated stance of nonalignment, and now directly favour the [People’s Republic of China], the Russian Federation, and Hamas, a known proxy of Iran, and thereby undermine United States national security and foreign policy interests,” reads the Bill, which was prepared with support of fellow congressman Democrat Jared Moskowitz.
South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a prosperous future. News24 has kept the country informed for 25 years, and we’re about to enter a new chapter of fearless journalism. Join our free subscription trial to unlock this story and a world of news aimed to inform, empower, and inspire.