By Cllr Demetrius Dudley, ACDP Whip, City of Cape Town
The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has had a relationship with the South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) since our inception in 1993. We have a love for Israel that reaches deep into our being, faith and hopes.
In the Bible it says in the Book of Genesis — “And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonours you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed” (Genesis 12). This, in short, sums up my love for Israel and her people.
As a City Councillor for the ACDP, I welcomed the opportunity to work together with the SAZF Cape Council through Julie Berman. The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown has left many people destitute, hungry and hopeless. Julie and I shared the same heart and vision to be able to help as many people as we can and through the support of the SAZF, I have been able to reach many desperate people and families. Through our work together, these people have been blessed with substantial food parcels and bread.
Through our joint operations, we were and still are, able to touch so many lives and make a difference. Our efforts were not political or carrying hidden agendas but came purely from a desire to help and I have no doubt that our work together has been pleasing to God.