Kalonzo in Commonwealth team picked to observe Mozambique elections

By KNA On Tue, 8 Oct, 2019 11:54 | 1 min read
Kalonzo Musyoka
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka. PHOTO | FILE

Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka will be among four other dignitaries that have been picked as the Commonwealth team to observe elections in Mozambique.

The elections that will be held on Tuesday, October 15, will also see former Zambia Solicitor-General and former Attorney-General Musa Mwenye, Head of Africa Programme, Chatham House Dr Alex Vines, South Africa Electoral Commissioner Dr Nomsa Masuku, Ms Emma Lee Wilson, a Cambridge University lecturer as part of the observation group

In a press released on Monday ahead of the elections, Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said the elections are crucial for the further consolidation of peace and democracy in Mozambique.

“I am pleased that through this group of eminent persons, the Commonwealth will once again be present to demonstrate its support to the people of Mozambique,” she said. 

Scotland said that the recommendations the group will make in its final report will contribute to the strengthening of Mozambique’s democratic culture.

The Commonwealth Observer Group will be in Mozambique from October 10 to 20, to consider the pre-election environment, election preparations, the vote on election day itself and the immediate post-election environment, including the results process.