Thuli Madonsela Stands With Ukraine, Condemns Russia's Actions Despite Support in Fight Against Apartheid

Thuli Madonsela Stands With Ukraine, Condemns Russia's Actions Despite Support in Fight Against Apartheid

  • Advocate Thuli Madonsela, the former Public Protector, took to social media to share where she stands on the Russia-Ukraine war
  • Madonsela unequivocally stated in a series of posts on Twitter that she stands with the people of Ukraine and not Russia
  • Some South Africans are not on the same page with Madonsela and believe that her ambitions might be too high when it comes to global leaders she praised

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JOHANNESBURG - Former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela has taken a firm stance in the Russia-Ukraine war and says that she stands with the people of Ukraine.

In a social media post over the weekend, Madonsela applauded global leaders for setting an example by condemning Russia for its actions against Ukraine. She described Russia's actions are a violation of international law.

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Thuli Madonsela, refuses to back Russia, supports Ukraine, social media
Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she stands on the Ukrainian people. Image: Darren Stewart
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Madonsela's comments come after the South African government chose to abstain from the United Nations Assembly condemning Russia for invading Ukraine.

Madonsela's full post:

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Madonsela also weighed in on a post by the Russian Embassy in South Africa. The Embassy thanked South Africans for their support in the midst of the Russia-Ukraine war.

The Embassy stated that it has received numerous correspondence from South African citizens and organisations who showed their solidarity with Russia.

In response to the post, Madonsela stated that she was grateful for the support the Soviet Union offered during apartheid; however, she chooses not to support Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the killing of innocent people.

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Here's the full post:

South Africans weigh in on Madonsela's stance on the Russia-Ukraine war

@Shanur said:

"The violation, murder, dispossession of open-air imprisonment have been perpetrated by Israelis for almost 7 decades. Whilst we condemn in the strongest terms the invasion, (and Ukraine flags are allowed at European football matches but NOT Palestine) let’s remember this Holocaust."

@kgotsoolebogeng said:

"This precedent will, forthwith, apply to all similar violations..." We are advised to Dream Big Mama Thuli, but this Dream is TOO big. It will never happen, especially when Westerners still have people like you, JP Mlambo and others in the Media, soze."

@michell12906210 said:

"How dare the #ANC say South Africans support Russia. Hell no! Don’t speak for me. I don’t support the ANC and I certainly do not support Russia’s murderous invasion of Ukraine #UkraineInvasion. #IStandWithUkraine"

@digitally_papza said:

"The fact that the Ukrainian government is arming civilians and sending them to fight professionals... But let's leave it, its sibling rivalries. Thina we will watch from the sidelines. Not our war."

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Jacob Zuma backs Russia amid Ukraine invasion

Briefly News previously reported that former President Jacob Zuma has now weighed in on the Russia-Ukraine war and seemingly sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In his response through a statement released by the JG Zuma foundation, Zuma says Putin was justified in his response to Ukraine because he felt provoked.

Msholozi stated that as a prominent member of the African National Congress and based on his commitment to the liberation of South Africans, he felt obligated to comment on what is happening between Russia and Ukraine, reports TimesLIVE.

Source: Briefly News

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