The ANC has described the African Union’s decision to readmit Morocco back into the AU as regrettable, saying it represents a significant setback to the Sahrawi people’s struggle for independence in the Western Sahara.
The continental body took the decision last night following intense lobbying by Morocco and heated debate.
Thirty-nine of the 54 states approved Morocco’s return.
Morocco left the AU in 1984, after it recognised the independence of Western Sahara, which Morocco claimed as its own.
– By Busi Chimombe