South Africa President reiterates his country support to the struggle for self-determination of the Sahrawi people

New York (United Nations), Sept 21, 2017 (SPS) - the President of South Africa, Mr. Jacob Zuma on Wednesday has reiterated his country support to the rights of the people of Western Sahara in freedom and independence.

“The seventy-second session of the General Assembly coincided with the centenary anniversary of Oliver Reginald Tambo, who had led the African National Congress liberation movement against apartheid and racism in South Africa, Tambo firmly believed in the role of multilateralism and the centrality of the United Nations and would have pleaded for support to the people of Western Sahara.”  Says Jacob Zuma in his speech

In his address before the 72th session of the UN General Assembly in New York in New York Zuma said “The General Assembly must show support for the struggles of the people of Western Sahara, similar to what was shown in support of the South African struggle for liberation”


The 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) convened at UN Headquarters from 19 to 25 September 2017. The General Debate has opened on Tuesday, 19 September 2017, with a focus on the theme, ‘Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet’.SPS.