Media Statement

24 September 2018

Statement on South Africa's Ambassador to Israel

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has noted recent media reports that South Africa's Ambassador to Israel, Mr Sisa Ngombane, has returned to Tel Aviv.

The South African Ambassador is still recalled for consultations and has not resumed his duties as an Ambassador for South Africa in Israel.

Ambassador Ngombane travelled to Israel to deal with urgent family and personal issues. He is expected to return to South Africa as soon as these are completed.

The conditions that prompted the recall of our Ambassador to Israel for consultations in Pretoria have not changed. Any change in status in our diplomatic relations with the State of Israel will be communicated by the Department after due consultations with the President of South Africa.

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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