Ramaphosa attacks Morocco and reaffirms his support for the Polisario

The South African Head of State, Cyril Ramaphosa, received this Tuesday, October 18 in Pretoria, the leader of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, as part of an official visit aimed at strengthening “political relations fortified by historical ties dating back to the years of struggle against colonialism and apartheid,” as Ramaphosa said in his first announcement.

In his speech, the Head of State of South Africa seized the opportunity to reveal even more the feelings of hostility towards the Kingdom, by supporting his support for the fantasy of the Polisario Front. “This year marks the 46th anniversary of the illegal occupation of Western Sahara by the Kingdom of Morocco.“, he says, adding that it is a “concern both for Africa and for the international community“.

Ramaphosa, living in his own illusory bubble, goes on to point out that “Until the people of Western Sahara are able to exercise their right to self-determination, the decolonization of Africa will be incomplete. As a country whose freedom was achieved with the help of international support and solidarity, South Africa stands with the Sahrawi people in their fight against the illegal occupation“.

The same interlocutor specifies thatSouth Africa continues to maintain strong bilateral relations with the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, which we officially recognized on September 15, 2004. This state visit should send a strong signal that South Africa will continue to fight for self-determination of the Saharawi people and that South Africa’s position on the Sahara remains unchanged and resolute“.

For Ramaphosa, the visit of the head of the “SADR” is “opportunity for an exchange of views on recent developments relating to the question of Western Sahara“. In particular, he announced that the two parties have agreed to “continue to work together to mobilize regional, continental and international support for a lasting resolution of the Sahara conflict, in accordance with the provisions of the 1991 Ceasefire Agreement“.

Thus creating false hopes, the Head of State stressed that his country would reiterate “the need to return to a direct dialogue between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Polisario Front without preconditions. We will continue to advocate for the active participation of African countries in the settlement of the Sahara issue. We call on the SADR and the Kingdom of Morocco – as member states of the African Union – to prepare the conditions for a new ceasefire and a just and lasting solution to the conflict.“.

Ramaphosa justifies his hostile statements by hiding behind, supposedly, respect for rights, “as an international community, we must affirm the principles of the UN Charter, uphold international law and implement UN Security Council resolutions“.

In conclusion, the South African President thanks “Brahim Ghali for the fruitful discussions» that they had this morning, and «assure him of the continued support of the government and people of South Africa for the struggle of the people of the Sahara“.

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