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Cablegate: Malawi: Participation in Sadc Observation Mission

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INFO RUCNSAD/SOUTHERN AF DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY COLLECTIVE

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SUBJECT: MALAWI: PARTICIPATION IN SADC OBSERVATION MISSION
IN ZIMBABWE

REF: PELLETREAU-EASTHAM JUNE 10 EMAIL

According to Paul Chiunguzeni, Director of Political Affairs
at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Undule Mwakasungula,
Chairperson of the Human Rights Consultative Committee,
Malawi will send a team of up to 18 people to participate in
SADC observations of the Zimbabwe run-off elections.
Chiunguzeni said the leader of Malawi's participants will be
Dr. Benson Tembo, current Malawi High Commissioner to
Zimbabwe. The breakdown by organization will be:

Malawian High Commission to Zimbabwe - 2 (including Dr. Tembo)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - 1
Malawi Law Commission - 2
Malawi Electoral Commission - 3 (including one election
commissioner)
Civil Society and Non-governmental Organizations - 10

Mwakasungula, who is organizing civil society participants,
commented that the number of non-government participants was
still dependent upon organizations finding funding sources to
pay for travel expenses and that the actual number who travel
could be less than the proposed 10.
EASTHAM

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