Zimbabwe + 2 more

Southern Africa Weekly Report (18th - 24th August 2015)


Regional Overview


On 19 August the SADC Double Troika reaffirmed the current terms of reference for the SADC Commission of Inquiry into the death of army chief Mahao, stating that the TORs are broad enough to accommodate the issues raised by the Government and opposition parties.

Also, the Lesotho Defence and National Security Minister has announced the jury to preside over the trial of 23 soldiers alleged to have planned to topple the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) command. The soldiers have been in detention since their arrests between May and June 2015.


The complete but still unofficial results of the recent municipal election have been published by the National Election Independent Committee, which showed that of the 1,695 municipal seats available, HVM won 814, TIM 216, MAPAR 108 and independent candidates 270.


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