Inonge Wina commends SADC region for growing its democracy
Vice President Inonge Wina has commended the SADC region for growing its democracy.
Speaking when she received Foreign Affairs minister Joseph Malanji, Mrs. Wina stated that she is hopeful that South Africa will hold free, fair and peaceful elections.
Ms. Wina is in South Africa where she is taking a break after she was released from hospital yesterday where she had gone for medical checkups.
She says a few SADC member states including Malawi, Botswana and Madagascar have held peaceful elections in 2019.
And Mr. Malanji, who is also the Head of the SADC Electoral Observer Mission for the 2019 National and Provincial elections in South Africa, said President Edgar Lungu appointed 48 election observers drawn from the SADC member states.
He also disclosed that President Lungu had appointed former Minister of Foreign Affairs Kabinga Pande as his alternate as SADC Head of Electoral Observer Mission.
This is contained in a statement made available to Millennium radio by first secretary press and public relations at the Zambian high commission in South Africa Naomi Nyawali.