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What:

The Heads of Missions of the SADC Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM), the African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM), the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA EOM) and the Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries (ECF-SADC EOM) invite the members of the national and international press based in South Africa, for the release of their preliminary statements following the national and provincial elections of 29 May 2024 in South Africa.

The observer missions are led by H.E. His Excellency Enock Kavindele, Former Vice-President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, Former President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan, Former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Hon. Mrs. Mwangala Frances Zaloumis, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Zambia respectively.

 When:

At 11:00 am (GMT+2) on Friday, 31 May 2024.

Where:

Birchwood Hotel, Johannesburg.

Who:

National and international journalists, news editors, bloggers, and media representatives in South Africa are invited to participate in the joint press conference.

Why:

The Republic of South Africa held general elections on 29 May 2024. The SADC, AU, EISA and ECF-SADC deployed observers to the election.

The SADC, AU, EISA and ECF-SADC election observation missions to the 31 May 2024 General Elections in South Africa will share their preliminary findings with the media and the public in the country as well as the international community.

The press conference will be conducted in the English language.

 For media inquiries, please contact:

1.     Mr. Letso Mpho | Public Relations Officer | Southern African Development Community | E-mail: lmpho@sadc.int | +267 71640 456

2.      Mr. Paschal Chem-Langhee | Communications Coordinator, Political Affairs, Peace and Security Department |Email: Chem-LangheeP@africa-union.org | Tel: +27 77 464 8330

3.      Ms. Lenny Taabu | Mission Coordinator | Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa | Email: lenny@eisa.org | Tel: +27 71 340 6128

4.     Ms. Lone Phineas | Programs Officer | Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries | E-mail: lphineas@ecfsadc.org | +27 63 110 6524

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