Saharawi people commemorate 44th anniversary of the death of El Uali Mustafa Sayed

Chahid El-hafed, June 9, 2020 (SPS) - As one of the most important figures in the contemporary history of Western Sahara, the Saharawi people have commemorated, today, the 44th anniversary of the death of El Uali Mustafa Sayed founder of the Frente POLISARIO, with political-cultural acts to remember his legacy and renew the commitment to fight and take the oath with the martyrs of the revolution

The Uali was born in 1948. He was a young man ahead of his time and had a vision of the future, he was a man who was convinced.

He leaded the  front line of fighting, by example, a fact that made many men join him without hesitation. He was a man with deep convictions and an unequaled capacity for sacrifice.

He knew our society deeply and because of its simplicity he spoke to both the old man and the child, which gave him great sympathy within our society. He was a man who did so much in such a short time that we were undoubtedly in the presence of a genius.

On February 27, 1976, the last Spanish soldier left the Western Sahara, and that same day in the town of Bir Lehlu, El Uali proclaimed on behalf of the Frente POLISARIO, the Democratic Saharawi Arab Republic (RASD) before various media, being he himself elected as its first president.

The Uali, founder of the Frente POLISARIO, died in combat on June 9, 1976, returning from an attack on the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, in the midst of the armed conflict of the Saharawi people against the occupation of their territory by Mauritania and Morocco, after the illegal and illegitimate "Madrid Agreements" and the hasty withdrawal from Spain, at the end of 1975. In his memory, this date has been declared "Martyrs' Day", a holiday that honors the memory of all Sahrawis who fell in the war for independence. SPS