The African National Congress (ANC) the ruling party in South Africa has vehemently condemned black leader Mmusi Maimane of the Democratic Alliance (DA) party for his visit to Israel this month. The ANC made widespread media statements in South Africa they are disturbed by the DA's visit to hold talks with the Israeli government. The ANC further said it's obviously true that the DA receives funding from Israel to protect their interests in South Africa.

fostering unity

A DA spokesperson told the local media their leader Mmusi Maimane was in Israel to foster unity between Israelis and Palestinians.

But the Israeli media reported otherwise, saying the DA leader from South Africa was on a state visit to foster trade. Maimane met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Nethanyau for discussions, according to Israeli media last week .The DA receives regular funding from Israel for it's campaigning.

Zionist funding

Helen Zille one-time DA leader and presently the Western Cape premier where the DA rules told me earlier in an email she will not divulge the amount she regularly gets as funding from the Zionist council based in Canada. There are nine provinces in South Africa and the DA rules the Western Cape. They were voted into power by the predominantly coloured voters in the province.

condemnation of Israel

Leader of the International league of the workers, Ebrahim Muhamed based in Cape Town, South Africa said Israel is condemned by the world for crimes against humanity, yet the DA leader saw fit to visit the rogue state. Israel was created in 1948 after World War 2 through the British Balfour declaration which declared Israel a homeland for Jews.

Since then there has never been peace in the region. Mmusi Maimane was accompanied from South Africa to Israel by Michael Bagraim,former chairperson and president of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies.

State visit

It is believed the DA leader met with Prime Minister Benjamin Nethanyau and wanted to meet with the leader of the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Maimane's spokesperson told the local media Abbass was unable to meet with him.

Social media

There is a social media frenzy in South Africa with hundreds of people saying they are perturbed at the official state visit to Israel by a South African political party leader. MaanySouth Africans consider Israel to be child-killers which was evident when hundreds of images were placed on Facebook and Twitter displaying the somewhat horrifying and disturbing pictures of children and even babies being brutally maimed and killed by Israeli bombs which rained on the Palestinians non-stop for weeks on end. The trip was supposed to be clandestine but the Israeli media was unable to resist the state visit by a South African statesman.

South Africa is one of the world's richest countries due to its natural resources like gold, diamonds, platinum among other precious metals and stones. These resources are mostly in foreign hands while locals are suffering from malnutrition. The last population census in 2013 here stated the vast majority are living below the poverty line. Thousands South Africans protest regularly against Israel so much so that the Israeli embassy moved from Cape Town to Pretoria.