South African corruption scandal opens the way for pro-Morocco opposition to gain more influence in Morocco

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South Africa’s parliamentary committee has released a report containing compelling evidence of the ‘Vala Vala’ scandal, the name of a farm owned by the South African president. Congressional documents have confirmed that Cyril Ramaphosa committed “crimes” related to his 2020 robbery.

The South African president, therefore, faces impeachment and parliament was due to meet next Tuesday to vote on the resolution, this has deepened divisions within the ruling party, with many party members calling for the current president to step down and try to replace him with another.

All these changes have led some political insiders to question the future position of the new president if Cyril Ramaphosa is left out of Morocco’s Sahara affairs, in the face of pressure from the opposition Democratic Alliance, he changed his diplomatic position on regional issues.

This of his taking into account South Africa means that Pretoria will maintain a diplomatic orientation in favour of the Polisario Front.

In this regard, Canada-based Moroccan international relations expert Hisham Mutaded said, “The financial corruption scandal carried out against the South African president has led the president and those around him to commit public affairs and political affairs.”

It clearly reflects the approach taken in carrying out the country, various competent supervisory authorities have condemned in the strongest terms possible the political and public situation caused by the financial corruption scandal and its impact on all sectors of the country.

“The issue of removing the president is on the agenda, and he will have to step down from power, be held politically and judicially accountable, and be at the top of South Africa’s power pyramid, politically and administratively. The light on the political and social overload in the country has reached record levels,” Muataded (from a digital press resource).

A political scientist explained: Supporting it continues to trade political positions at the African level for purely personal and economic gain.”

“South Africa’s position on Morocco’s Sahara issue has little to do with the sovereign position of the state and has little to do with the political attitudes of those in power. It was at the expense of mere problems, not derived from the commercial and economic interests of a particular small group of economists.

A Moroccan international relations expert added: Thus, the triumph of domestic equality in South Africa and its reliance on political transparency in the conduct of public affairs in the country has led to a change in South Africa’s position at the foreign policy level, and a fair and just government along the lines of Morocco’s Sahara Desert. Brings a connection to the problem.

Nour el Houda Bouzammour


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