Streaming issues? Report here
Aubrey Masango 2019 BW Aubrey Masango 2019 BW
The Aubrey Masango Show
20:00 - 23:59
volume_up
volume_mute

The Aubrey Masango Show
20:00 - 23:59

Home
arrow_forward
Politics
fiber_manual_record
Africa

Mozambique elections: Don't call for rushed results says analyst

19 October 2019 3:14 PM
Tags:
Renamo party
Samora Machel
Frelimo party
Mozambique elections
Advocate Sipho Mantula
EU observer mission
Adv. Sipho Mantula reflects on the history between civil war enemies Frelimo and Renamo, who faced off in Tuesday's ballot.

The European Union's observer mission has raised concerns about irregularities and the use of state resources by the ruling Frelimo party in Tuesday's presidential, legislative and provincial elections in Mozambique. The mission said the campaign was marked by an unlevel playing field.

RELATED: Mozambicans in Benoni still waiting for ballot papers

On the 33rd anniversary of former president Samora Machel's death, CapeTalk's Abongile Nzelenzele gets some insight from Advocate Sipho Mantula who is a researcher with the Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa at the University of South Africa (Unisa).

Mantula recaps the history between Frelimo and its civil war enemy-turned opposition party, Renamo.

He says considering the complexities of the country, it concerns him that international observers "parachute" in and with the rush to release a preliminary report, possibly give wrong signs.

We are in the stage of tallying and that's when it is a critical stage even for acceptance of the result.

Advocate Sipho Mantula, Researcher - Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa at Unisa

We are also talking of the ghost voters' roll, where you have people who rise from the dead at this time... That's when we have a challenge in the trickling of results and their law allows them 15 days.

Advocate Sipho Mantula, Researcher - Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa at Unisa

As the media we have to be conscious of not saying they need to announce the results quickly because you rush, you crush when you are an electoral body at this period.

Advocate Sipho Mantula, Researcher - Institute for Dispute Resolution in Africa at Unisa

For more from advocate Mantula, listen here:


19 October 2019 3:14 PM
Tags:
Renamo party
Samora Machel
Frelimo party
Mozambique elections
Advocate Sipho Mantula
EU observer mission

Recommended

More from Politics

fikile mbalula

FES court application will force govt to respond to abuses by police, SANDF

2 April 2020 5:40 PM

Legal journo Karyn Maughan gives an update on the application by civil organisation, the Fair and Equitable Society.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Minibus taxi commuters disembark Johannesburg transport 123rflocal 123rf

'100% occupancy risks lives of people over money and we support 70%' - Santaco

2 April 2020 1:22 PM

National Santaco spokesperson Thabiso Molelekwa insists it never supported the 100% passenger occupancy of minibus taxis.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

fikile mbalula

Minibus taxis now allowed to load to 100% capacity, if all passengers wear masks

1 April 2020 5:20 PM

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has outlined changes to the regulations governing public transportation during lockdown.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

471d4ed2-c3bc-402a-9b71-028692f25d0e.jpg

PSA to take government to court over lack of public servants' wage increases

1 April 2020 1:11 PM

Public Servants Association says government is being opportunistic using Covid-19 crisis to cite reasons for no increase.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

hillbrow-sjambok-incidentpng

[VIDEO] 'Police sjambokked Hillbrow residents on the street with no warning'

1 April 2020 12:01 PM

AmaBhungane investigative journalist Micah Reddy reports that police said their orders 'came from the top'.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Golf Estate Ceres Western Cape 123rflifestyle 123rf

Estate and complex dwellers will be arrested if they flout regulations says SAPS

31 March 2020 11:21 AM

Despite a lack of clarity for people living in housing estates and complexes regarding the use of communal spaces, SAPS is clear.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200330-ramaphosa-edjpg

[WATCH] President Ramaphosa addresses nation on Covid-19 Day 4 of lockdown

30 March 2020 7:38 PM

On Monday night Cyril Ramaphosa said we entering a new phase of the fight against the pandemic with mass testing rolling out.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200330-sassa-collections-edjpg

Soc Dev Minister Zulu says social grant payouts for elderly going smoothly

30 March 2020 12:50 PM

Zulu says she was heartened to see elderly recipients helping ensure social distancing and not just leaving it up to government.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

langa-during-lockdown-day-onejpeg

'CT needs neighbourhood watches authorised to help enforce lockdown compliance'

28 March 2020 11:47 AM

JP Smith says Capetonians were largely cooperative on Day One of lockdown, but there were pockets of 'massive' non-compliance.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

boris-johnson-has-covid-19png

[VIDEO] UK PM Boris Johnson tests positive for Covid-19

27 March 2020 1:47 PM

Johnson says over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and is self-isolating.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Africa

andrew-mlangeni-afpjpg

Andrew Mlangeni: From the apartheid struggle to the corruption struggle

17 March 2020 2:34 PM

Lessons from a Rivonia trialist: Andrew Mlangeni talks about the transition into democracy and the challenges we face today.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200305 Ramaphosa1

Virus really spreading in Africa now. SA government striking good balance - WHO

16 March 2020 9:29 AM

Africa is the last continent to be hit by Covid-19. Now, however, the numbers are rising rapidly, says the WHO's Matshidiso Moeti.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Kigali Bus Park coronavirus covid-19

Rwanda, in typical fashion, enforces hand-washing in Kigali despite no Covid-19

11 March 2020 11:07 AM

The government in Rwanda has mounted hand-washing facilities at Kigali Bus Park in its capital Kigali.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

andrew4jpg

History for the Future: The 'Backroom Boy' finally goes home

10 March 2020 8:00 AM

In this podcast series, Pippa Green interviews Andrew Mlangeni about his remarkable life of courage and reflection.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

130405GracaMadiba.jpg

Graça Machel on cover of latest Forbes Africa magazine

5 March 2020 1:09 PM

Forbes Africa ranks Graça Machel – widow of former President Nelson Mandela – as one of the Continent’s 50 most powerful women.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

history-for-the-future-capetalk-feature-thumbnailpng

History for the Future: Negotiating the release that would set South Africa free

3 March 2020 10:24 AM

One of the last surviving Rivonia Trialists, Andrew Mlangeni recounts the memories of his time in prison until his release.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

adeolu-eletu-homlkbr9pik-unsplashjpg

A new digital world needs new skills

2 March 2020 1:22 PM

Upskilling for the digital world has become a priority for society, organisations and governments.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

akashingarangers-008jpg

Brains behind Africa's first all female anti-poaching unit shares his story

25 February 2020 4:41 PM

Soldier-turned-environmental activist Damien Mander is the founder of Africa’s first armed, all-women anti-poaching unit in Zimbabwe.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Pilchards

Recalled pilchards was exported to neighbouring countries, says NRCS

25 February 2020 3:46 PM

The canned pilchards at the centre of a widespread recall was distributed outside South Africa's borders, the regulator has confirmed.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

andrew1jpg

History for the Future: "The trial that changed South Africa”

25 February 2020 1:08 PM

In this episode, Andrew Mlangeni recounts how he travelled back to South Africa in the face of mounting tensions.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward