Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- In a communiqué The Moroccan Times received, the African National Congress (ANC), most famous around the world as Nelson Mandela’s party, said in the wake of Morocco’s readmission to the African Union, that such a move, despite its democratic basis as 39 African countries supported without condition Morocco’s readmission to the AU, is a “regrettable decision of the African Union (AU).”
“This decision represents a significant setback to the cause of the Sahrawi people and their quest for self-determination and independence in the Western Sahara,” the ANC party stressed.
The ANC said that now the “AU is tacitly endorsing” the Moroccan position on the question of Western Sahara.
The ANC further noted that “this decision paves the way for the Kingdom of Morocco to take their place amongst the community of nations and to enjoy the benefits of AU membership- whilst the Sahrawi people continue to suffer under an unjust occupation of their ancestral land.”
The ANC failed not to mention that “it was mainly countries led by former liberation movements on the continent, amongst them South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique as well as Botswana and Algeria – who opposed the decision” to readmit Morocco to the African Union.
The Moroccan Times.