Mandela's grandson: Aid ships to Gaza will soon receive a flag

Mandla Mandela, South African MP and grandson of Sujaa Nelson Mandela, has said that the International Federation of Freedom Ships, which hopes to get the flag of a new country, will travel in the next few weeks to deliver the humanitarian aid needed in the besieged Palestinian territory, Gaza.

May 12, 2024 - 13:32
May 12, 2024 - 13:36
Mandela's grandson: Aid ships to Gaza will soon receive a flag

Last month, those plans were disrupted when Guinea-Bissau decided to remove its flag from ships that were supposed to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza.

Mandela said they were supposed to sail on April 18, but the dates kept changing due to what he described as pressures from the Zionists who threatened countries that had approved their flags to be used by the convoy of aid ships. He said they have been able to collect more than 5,500 tons of humanitarian aid including food and medical supplies for Gaza.

Mandela's grandson has said that South Africa aims to talk to like-minded countries such as Angola, Algeria and Venezuela to help them.

Mandla, who is one of the main activists of the International Union of Freedom Ships, has said that he has met with the former Mayor of Barcelona who will also talk to his country about the strategy of delivering aid to Gaza.

Last week, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said his country supports the international convoy to send aid to Gaza.

Mandla has praised Ramaphosa's stance of supporting the Palestinian liberation movement.