We support the call by NEHAWU to demonstrate at the Moroccan Embassy demanding an end to Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara, Africa’s last colonial outpost.
We call on all South Africans to show their support and come out in big numbers. We cannot allow this violation of international law to go unchallenged. The illegal occupation must end now.
We must put pressure on the Pan African Parliament and the African Union to act decisively and force Morocco as a member state to end the occupation, release all political prisoners, allow the return of all refugees and hold a referendum on self-determination without further delay in accordance with the UN Resolution.
Morocco had a long standing relationship with the Apartheid regime in South Africa and continues to have a relationship with Apartheid Israel.
We support NEHAWUs solidarity programme as part of the international campaign for the rights of the Saharawi and the Basque people to self-determination.
We support the condemnation of the continued human rights violations by Morocco including the violence meted out by the Moroccan security forces on the Saharawi people, who were celebrating the victory of the Algerian national soccer team at the African Cup of Nations on July 19.
The Royal House of Mandela (RHoM) calls on all fellow Africans and say that it’s a disgrace that one of our member states Morocco persists in denying the Sahrawi People their right of self-determination. We will carry on the struggle to free Western Sahara from occupation driven by the example of President Nelson Mandela who called for the freedom of the Sahrawi people and an end to human suffering all over the world.
Nkosi Zwelivelile “Mandla” Mandela, chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council and grandson of famed South African President Nelson Mandela. Member of Parliament (MP) South Africa National Assembly.