NEHAWU to demonstrate Today at Moroccan Embassy and South African Parliament against Western Sahara’s occupation

Cape Town (South Africa) 31 July 2019 (SPS)– The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) will be demonstrating at the Moroccan Embassy and outside South African Parliament Today, according to the spokesperson of the trade Union, Khaya Xaba.

The protests will form part of the union’s “solidarity programme”, said Khaya Xaba, on Monday, stressing that it is “part of the international campaign for the rights of the Saharawi people to self-determination.”

Nehawu “reiterates its 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,” said Xaba.

He said the union would use the protests to call on the Moroccan government to release those detained during the “illegal raid”.

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