South Africa supports Western Sahara's bid for independence

Southern Africa editor of the Africa Report, Crystal Orderson, says South Africa supports Western Sahara's bid for independence, as President Brahim Ghali made his first visit to South Africa and met with President Jacob Zuma.

Ordeson says South Africa and Western Sahara have had a long relationship.

She says Western Sahara is in the country to lobby South Africa's support ahead of the African Union (AU) summit.

Every year during the State of the Nation and ANC celebrations they refer to Western Sahara as the last country in Africa that's still colonised.

Crystal Orderson, Southern Africa editor of the Africa Report

But more importantly, why Western Sahara is here and wanting to talk to South Africa is that the African Union is holding their summit in a few days time. And Morocco is adamant that its want re-entry to the African Union, but it also wants Western Sahara expelled.

Crystal Orderson, Southern Africa editor of the Africa Report

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