Ofcom suspends senior officer after outrageous anti-Israel views exposed

Fadzai Madzingira has been suspended over her comments

Fadzai Madzingira has been suspended over her comments

Holly Bishop

By Holly Bishop

Published: 16/10/2023

- 16:40

Updated: 16/10/2023

- 20:07

Fadzai Madzingira has been suspended over her comments

Ofcom has suspended its director of online safety supervision after her anti-Israel views were exposed online.

Fadzai Madzingira, who was hired in May, has been posting pro-Palestine content on her private Instagram account this week.

Madzingira describes herself as "a Zimbabwean, a Black Feminist, a student of decolonisation".

She has liked a variety of posts online that condemn Israel and support Palestine.

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Madzingira liked a post from Black Lives Matter which describes the UK Government's support for Israel as "a vile colonial alliance".

Another post which she liked stated that Britain’s Royal Navy ships in the Middle East were taking part in the "ethnic cleansing and genocide of Palestinians".

In an Instagram story post from an account understood to be Madzingira's, she said: "My account has been chaotic for the last week bouncing between the *continued* targeting of Palestinians and dumb s***.

"Mostly because I could not process that we continue to act with surprise at what happens in an apartheid state and because I just feel like I'm donating and reposting and still going to life everyday?


"I used to ask my constitutional law teacher how genocides could have gone on for so long and maybe this is how... To see Jewish activists protest loudly that they or their loved ones survived Auschwitz so they *must* stand with Palestine. It just seems so clear to me.

"As a Zimbabwean, a Black feminist, a student of decolonisation and deep believer of liberty for all, I have, do and will only have one hope."

An Ofcom spokesperson said: "Having reviewed these comments, we’ve suspended this colleague, pending further investigation."

Yesterday, thousands of protesters gathered in London to take part in a pro-Palestinian demonstration ahead of an expected ground invasion in Gaza.

Israel attacks

Israel was attacked by Hamas terrorists last weekend


Supporters carried signs demanding the Israeli government to "stop bombing Gaza" as Palestinian flags flooded the capital city.

Meanwhile, the BBC has also faced criticism for their coverage of the Israel-Hamas conflict.

An "urgent investigation" has been launched by the corporation after several of their journalists in the Middle East took to social media and appeared to celebrate the attack by Hamas.

Reporters at BBC News Arabic were said to have supported comments comparing Hamas to freedom fighters.

Another comment described the October 7 massacre as a "morning of hope".

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