Mnangagwa Applies To Rejoin Commonwealth, Invites Election Observers

The Zimbabwean Government has applied to rejoin Commonwealth. President Emmerson Mnangagwa wrote a letter on 15 May to Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.

Zimbabwe joined the Commonwealth on its independence in 1980 and withdrew from the organisation in 2003. To re-join, Zimbabwe must demonstrate that it complies with the fundamental values set out in the Commonwealth Charter, including democracy and rule of law plus protection of human rights such as freedom of expression. The membership process requires an informal assessment to be undertaken by representatives of the Secretary-General, followed by consultations with other Commonwealth countries.


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Zimbabwe also invited the Commonwealth to observe its forthcoming elections expected in July. The Commonwealth Secretariat is now mobilising a team of observers to do so and their observations will form part of the Secretary-General’s informal assessment.

Emmerson MnangagwaZimbabwe

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. On the 3rd of August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8% ,hence he was duly elected to be the president... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa

The Republic of Zimbabwe is a country located in the Southern Africa region. Its capital city is Harare and the country has 10 Zimbabwe Provinces. Zimbabwe is 390,580 sq km and is bordered on all sides by other countries (Zambia in the north, South Africa... Read More About Zimbabwe

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One Comment on “Mnangagwa Applies To Rejoin Commonwealth, Invites Election Observers

  1. Speed Mr ED, announce election dates…thereafter we can read your letter of joining the Commonwealth.

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