Blitzbokke will not host camp with Israeli 7’s rugby team

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The Blitzbokke will not participate in a training camp with the Israeli regime’s 7s team. This was clarified by SA Rugby, saying that the Israeli side had arranged to hold a training camp at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport in December, which hosts several international teams and sporting codes. SA Rugby says that it’s a mere coincidence that the Academy is the base of the Springbok Sevens. The Democratic Alliance and the South African Zionist Federation have decried the outrage at the prospect of the Israeli team training in Stellenbosch, saying that sport should not be politicized. However, the ANC Youth League in the Western Cape points that South African sports teams were also boycotted during Apartheid, in defiance of the normalisation of oppression. The Youth League’s provincial chairperson, Khalid Sayed notes that the Zionist regime is investing heavily in growing a group of Israeli apartheid supporters amongst a sector of South African society that is struggling with transformation. Header image: Facebook

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