NEHAWU to demostrate at Morocco and Spanish Embassies and Parliament on Wednesday

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] as part of its international solidarity programme will have a demonstration at the Embassies of the Kingdom of Spain and of The Kingdom of Morocco in Tshwane and outside of Parliament on the 31st July 2019.

The protest action is part of the international campaign for the rights of the Saharawi and the Basque people to self-determination. NEHAWU calls for the release of Basque Political prisoners and reiterates its condemnation of the continued human rights violations by Morocco including the violence meted out by the Moroccan security forces on the Sahrawi people who were celebrating the victory of the Algerian national team at the African Cup of Nations on the 19th July 2019. NEHAWU will amongst others call on the Moroccan government to release all those detained during the illegal raid. We will also be marching to Parliament to demand that South Africa should not renew diplomatic relations with the colonial regime of Morocco and against the hypocrisy of the African Union in readmitting Morocco as a members state.

Tshwane demonstration

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019       

Time: 10h00am

Venue: Embassy of the Kingdom of Spain, Lord Charles Building 337 Brooklyn Road, Brooklyn, Pretoria

It will then proceed and end as follows:

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019       

Time: 12h00pm

Venue: Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco 799 Francis Baard Street Arcadia

Cape Town demonstration

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Time: 12pm until 14h00

Venue: Parliament, Cape Town

The memorandums will be delivered to the Ambassador of Spain, a representative of Morocco in Tshwane and in Parliament the Department of International Relations and Cooperation [DIRCO] will accept the memorandum.

Members of the media are invited to attend and to cover the demonstration. For more information contact, Cde Khaya Xaba, NEHAWU National Spokesperson at 082 455 2500 or email