SADC Troika chairperson, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged stakeholders in Mozambique’s general election to remain calm and exercise patience ahead of the final announcement of election results.
His remarks come after RENAMO, the largest opposition party in Mozambique, rejected results announced so far which are in favour of the incumbent president, Filipe Nyusi of the Frelimo party. Mnangagwa said:
SADC reiterates its call to all stakeholders to remain patient and calm while the results continue to be compiled for the final validation and proclamation by the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Mozambique.
He further urged concerned parties to pursue legal routes in the event of disagreements saying that the peace that prevailed in that country following the peace deal signed between FRELIMO and RENAMO last year.
Meanwhile, the SADC observer Mission which is headed by Zimbabwe’s Defence Minister, Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri has since announced that the elections were peaceful. The mission is however yet to release the final report.
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