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Protests against the conflict between Ukraine and Russia will be held in Cape Town – SABC News

Silent protests against the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine will be held in St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town on Wednesday afternoon.

The president of the cathedral, Rev. Michael Weeder, will lead the hour-long protest.

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba will be present. The protest will be preceded by a service led by the archbishop.

DA challenges Ramaphosa to impose sanctions on Russia

John Steenhuisen, leader of the Alliance for Democracy (DA), has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to take a firm stand against Russia and impose sanctions.

Last week, Russia invaded Ukraine. In a show of support, the Cape Town District Parliament was illuminated in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, blue and yellow, in support of the country and its citizens.

The DA has taken part in condemning Russia’s worldwide actions. Steenhuisen says the colors of the flag will remain on the building until the end of the conflict.

“Transportation is important, but compromise has failed and that is why tanks have overturned and that is why civilians are being blown up and why residential buildings are being blown up. And why civilians are being displaced in large numbers into the surrounding countries. What we need to do is ensure that this is stopped. Sharing has not worked. We now need to take a stronger line, this behavior will not be tolerated. “

President Ramaphosa reiterated South Africa’s position on the Russian invasion of Ukraine that the conflict could be resolved through mediation.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of a two-day ANC PEC meeting in Mthatha in Eastern Cape last week, Ramaphosa said the war was devastating.

“In our opinion, war is devastating for everyone, for ordinary people, for the country where war is raging, and we have called for a compromise. There must be proper and positive participation in this conflict. In our opinion, mediation is the best way, we were able to deal with our enemies and we found a solution to what was considered an unsolvable problem in the world, by ending the policy of separation. “

Protests against the conflict between Ukraine and Russia will be held in Cape Town – SABC News

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