Minister Ronald Lamola strongly condemns the hostage-taking by Hamas militants.

Justice and Correctional Services minister Ronald Lamola says the South African government unequivocally condemns the taking of hostages by Hamas. He is leading South Africa’s delegation to The Hague in the Netherlands where the country’s genocide case against Israel is being heard in the International Court of Justice. Lamola argues government is asking the court to consider provisional measures it argues are necessary to prevent severe and irreparable harm pending against Palestinians in Gaza.