Mozambique delays opening of voter registration

Mozambique electoral registration delayed by two weeks. Photo : africanstand.com

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The Mozambique government on Wednesday postponed the country’s electoral voter registration, which was penciled for 1 April to 15 April following Cyclone Idai, African Daily Voice can confirm.

However, the country will still hold its elections on the 15th of October despite challenges which the country is facing due to the Cyclone Idai.

AFP had previously reported about a possible delay in the election due to disagreement between the ruling Frelimo party and opposition Renamo on peace negotiations, following an unrest in the country which erupted between 2013 and 2016.

Meanwhile, the National Director of Medical Assistance in Mozambique, Ussene Isse, on Wednesday issued a statement confirming five cases of outbreak of cholera which were detected at the Munhava neighborhood health centre.

“The cases might not be directly related to the destruction caused by the cyclone, but curbing the spread of cholera resulting from unsanitary conditions aggravated by the storm remained one of the authorities’ priorities,” said Isse.

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