The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has accused Al Jama-ah of allegedly refusing to work with political parties “who support Israel”.
In a statement, the SAJBD said Al-Jama-ah is attempting to stonewall and obstruct the functioning of the City of Johannesburg, by putting the Israel-Palestine conflict above the interests of residents.
The SAJBD’s Harold Jacobs said elected representatives from across the political spectrum are expected to work together to provide leadership and good governance in the city of Johannesburg.
“Joburg is currently struggling to provide its own residents with electricity, water, functioning transport infrastructure, healthcare and other social services. If there was ever a time to for our politicians to roll up their sleeves and get work done, it is now.”
The SAJBd has called on all political parties to work together in the interests of its citizens.