South African Jews say ‘enough is enough’, vow to fight back

South African Jews say ‘enough is enough’, vow to fight back

- The South African Jewish Board of Deputies feel that attacks against the Jewish community are increasing in intensity

- The chairperson of the board, Shaun Zagnoev, stated that the community will start fighting back

- According to Zagnoev, these attacks are causing anxiety and anger in the Jewish community

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see News on your News Feed!

According to the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, the Jewish community is coming under attacks more threatening in nature.

Shaun Zagnoev, chairperson of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, is outraged at the anti-Semitic 'attacks' that the Jewish community is experiencing.

Zagnoev stated that the Jewish community will not be intimidated any more. They call on fellow South Africans who oppose racism to join them in saying 'enough is enough'.

A report by IOL stated that Zagnoev added that they will lay civil and criminal charges against those who 'attack' the Jewish community.

READ ALSO: Local heroes: Bus drivers react quickly to save baby abandoned by mom

He also said the South African Jewish Board of Deputies have plans to approach the South African Human Rights Commission and Equality Court gathered that two people used social media to voice their anti-Semitic views. These two would be the first to hear from the Jewish board's lawyers.

Zagnoev also said that these verbal attacks lead to anger and anxiety in the Jewish community. The 'attacks' happen face-to-face as well as on social media.

This follows after the recent uproar caused by comments made on social media by Shashi Naidoo. reported earlier that the model shared an Instagram post in which she called Gaza a "sh*thole". The young woman apologised publicly.

READ ALSO: Malema lashes out at black media outlets and journalists calls them house-n.....s

Recently, a mural of a German flag with a swastika inserted in it appeared in Johannesburg.

In another incident, Jews were called 'wicked' at an airport.

Do you have a good (or bad) story that needs to be told? Let us know on our Facebook page and we could be telling your story.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.

Watch the Top-5: How to be an African president - detailed guide and head over to Briefly South Africa's YouTube channel for more awesome videos.


Mailfire view pixel