Saharawi President presents condolences to South African counterpart on the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Bir Lehlou (Saharawi Republic) 27 December 2021 (SPS)- The President of the Saharawi Republic and Secretary General of Frente Polisario, H.E. Brahim Ghali, sent a letter of condolences to the President of South Africa, H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, presenting his condolences on the passing of the late Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who died yesterday.

“We have learnt with heavy hearts of the passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, who has contributed enormously in the struggle against the evil of Apartheid, and has played a significant role in the democratic dispensations of post-Apartheid South Africa, global peace and the apostolic and faith based community,” President Ghalib regretted.

He extended to President Ramaphosa his “most heartfelt condolences, to you personally, to the people of South Africa, the government of South Africa, and to the family of the Archbishop” the letter reads.

He affirmed that “Archbishop Tutu will be always remembered for his fight for justice, peace and reconciliation.”

He further asserted that the Saharawi government and Polisario Front “will be ever grateful for his stand with the Saharawi people and for freedom and human rights in all the world. May he rest in eternal peace with honour and glory.”

The late Archbishop is a great African spiritual leader most known for his support of all just causes around the world, and mainly in Africa. He strongly supported African struggles against Apartheid and colonialism of all its sorts, including in Western Sahara. (SPS)

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