September 20, 2011 / 6:23 PM / 8 years ago

S.African govt joins AU in recognizing Libya's NTC

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa on Tuesday joined the West, regional rival Nigeria and the African Union in recognizing the National Transitional Council (NTC) as Libya’s de facto government.

“The South African Government hereby announces that it recognizes the NTC as the representative of the Libyan people as they form an all-inclusive transitional government that will occupy the Libyan seat at the African Union,” the International Relations and Cooperation Department said in a statement.

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