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1999

UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

 

CHANUKAH

STATEMENT ISSUED BY BANTU HOLOMISA, MP
UDM PRESIDENT

The UDM would like to wish the Jewish community a joyous Chanukah.

The Jewish community continues to play an important role in the transformation of our society and it is our belief that the future success of South Africa is dependent upon active participation of the Jewish Community.

The UDM encourages the Jewish community to share the spirit of Chanukah with their fellow South Africans. The historic significance of Chanukah cannot be overlooked, since it represents an age-old struggle for freedom of religious practice.

The symbolism of Chanukah, especially the placement of a candle in the window, contains a valuable lesson for our Country. South Africa itself must strive to represent a candle in a window, shedding light and hope in a tumultuous world.

Pretoria
25 November 1999

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