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Zimbabwe Supports Saharawi Republic

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By Elita Chikwati
April 11, 2016
ZIMBABWE has pledged to support the people of Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic in the fight against its imperial occupier, Morocco, a senior Government official has said. Briefing journalists after a meeting with the outgoing Saharawi ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mohamed Cheij Saleh, at his Munhumutapa Offices in Harare on Friday, Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Christopher Mushohwe said Zimbabwe had always been behind the people of Saharawi since independence.
He rallied other African countries, particularly Francophone nations, to support Saharawi in its cause against Morocco. "Zimbabwe took a position immediately after independence in 1980 to support the Saharawi people's cause and support the liberation force of the people of Saharawi.
"Even as we were a liberation movement, we always supported their cause; we have been with them in the trenches and sharing tactical issues of the liberation.
"Zimbabwe is one of those countries that recognised the independence of Saharawi people and has continued to champion and mobilise support through the African Union, SADC and the United Nations," he said.