Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The leader of the African National Congress in South Africa's Western Cape Province has claimed that 98% of landowners in the city of Cape Town are white and people in the Jewish community
Ninety-eight percent of land and property owners in Cape Town are white and Jewish, Marius Fransman, the Western Cape provincial leader of the African National Congress, claimed in an address to the Cape Town Press Club recently. Fransman made similar remarks during a radio interview in February 2013, claiming that the opposition Democratic Alliance - the dominant political party in the Western Cape - had given Jewish businessmen building contracts previously held by Muslims in two Cape Town suburbs. In the wake of Fransman's most recent comments, the South African Jewish Board of Deputies lodged a complaint with the Human Rights Commission.