Saturday, July 03, 2010
Saharawi people mournes Mr Mahfoud Ali Beiba the Speaker of the Parliament
In the picture Mr Mahfoud Ali Baiba, and Chairman of the Swedish Parliament with Lamine Baali, at the Swedish-SDP Congress 2005
SADR declares national mourning for seven days following tragic death of President of National Council
Bir Lehlu (Liberated Territories), July 3, 2010 (SPS) - The SADR Presidency has declared a national mourning for a week starting this Saturday, following the tragic death of the President of the National Council, Mafoud Ali Beiba, died Friday at his home in the February 27th camp, because of heart attack, according to a statement received by SPS.
On this occasion, the Presidency announced the formation of a national committee including high members of the Polisario Front for the organization of the funeral, which will be held Sunday, the source added.
The committee comprises Mhamed Khadad, Saharawi coordinator with MINURSO, Mohamed Lamin Ahmed, advisor to the Presidency, Mbarek Lehdeib, vice president of the SNC, Hammada Selma and Sid Ahmed Tayeb, respectively minister of justice and minister of public health, Mohamed El Ouali, director for Protection of National Institutions, Brahim Beila, public prosecutor, Brahim Mokhtar, Polisario Front representative in Sweden and Habibullah Mohamed-Kuri, director of protocol.
Mr. Mahfoud Ali Beiba was born in 1953 in Saguia El Hamra, married and a father of three daughters. He was one of the main founders and leaders of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia El Hamra and Río de Oro (Polisario Front) and member of its executive committee. He was appointed deputy general secretary of the Polisario front.
He held several positions within the Saharawi state, including Prime Minister for some Governments and Chairman of the National Council until his death.
Since 1997, Mahfoud Ali Beiba, chaired the Saharawi delegation in the direct negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco under the auspices of the United Nations.
He was known for his patriotism and sincere devotion to the benefit of its people and its national cause, as well as his wisdom and serenity, the statement concluded. (SPS)
Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names. (Quote by author -- Proverb)