The community of Lynnwood in the east of Pretoria on Saturday – just in time for the Boks’ semi-final against England – transformed a vandalized wall near the Israeli embassy in Kings Highway into an encouraging message for the Springbok team in France.
In the midst of the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, slogans were painted on a wall at the entrance to the Strubenkop security town this week. The security town is located next to the embassy.
The sea eye was initially only painted white this morning before it was decided to color it in the spirit of the World Cup rugby tournament with everything truly South African.
A member of the community, who chose to speak anonymously to RNews, says members of the community initially picked up the protesters’ rubbish before it was decided to paint the wall.
“It’s just to bring out the spirit of the community and say we stand together and can turn something negative into something positive.”