South African Minister of Science and Technology renews her country's firm position and supports to Sahrawi people right

Pretoria (South Africa), Feb  21, 2018 (SPS) - Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs. Naledi Pandor, renewed on Tuesday her country's solid support of the struggling Saharawi people, she minister was speaking in parliament yesterday during the debate on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address delivered last Friday. Ramaphosa is expected to respond later today.

The South African official urged urged that Western Sahara – the last occupied territory on the continent – should not be neglected.

“Now that Morocco has been readmitted to the AU it must be obliged to finally free the suffering masses of Western Sahara,” Naledi Pandor said.

Morocco was readmitted to the African Union last year. The country left the organisation more than 30 years ago when the AU recognised the independence of the Western Sahara territory.

For his part, the new president of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramagosa, in his speech last Friday expressed solidarity with all Africans who are still struggling to regain their legitimate rights and determine their fate. SPS