South African Jewish Leaders charge local labor chief with incitement and hate speech over call for revenge attacks

Tony Ehrenreich. Photo: Facebook.

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) said recently it will lay criminal and civil charges against COSATU labor union leader Tony Ehrenreich for inciting violence against the Jewish community’s elected leadership through a post on his Facebook page.

Ehrenreich’s offending post alleged that the SAJBD is “complicit in the murder of the people in Gaza” and that it encourages South African youths “to join the killings in Gaza.” The COSATU provincial secretary also called on South Africans to target the Jewish leaders with revenge attacks every time a woman or child in Gaza is killed.

“We have seen in our own country that the [South African] Jewish Board of deputies have arranged gatherings to pledge their allegiance to the killing of Palestinians,” he wrote.

“The time has come to say very clearly that if a woman or child is killed in Gaza, then the Jewish board of deputies, who are complicit, will feel the wrath of the People of SA with the age old biblical teaching of an eye for an eye. The time has come for the conflict to be waged everywhere the Zionist supporters fund and condone the war killing machine of Israel”…