The leadership of the South African Jewish community has pledged support for the country’s first non-racial elections, which will take place next April.
Mervyn Smith, the national chairman of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, said at a recent national executive meeting here, “The board is optimistic about a future” democratic South Africa.
“Our board recognizes the challenges and difficulties surrounding the issues, such as the economy, education and violence.”
“The board is nonetheless hopeful that these issues will be dealt with successfully.”
Smith promised that “the board will encourage our community to vote for parties expressing true democratic values.”
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