Former Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed is leading the Commonwealth Observer Mission in Zimbabwe’s election.
Ambassador Amina is leading the 14-member Group which was selected from across the Commonwealth following an invitation to observe the elections from Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
The Group will observe Zimbabwe’s Harmonised Elections at the invitation of the Commonwealth Secretary-General, The Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland KC, and will be deployed across the country to observe the whole process.
An estimated 6.6 million registered voters will have the right to cast ballots to elect councillors, members of parliament, and a president on 23 August.
Observers were from August 21 deployed across various parts of Zimbabwe to observe the pre-election preparations as well as voting, counting and results processes at polling stations.
An interim statement, which provides the group’s preliminary assessment of the electoral process, will be delivered by Ambassador Amina at a press conference on 25 August in Harare.
Following the elections, the Group will submit its recommendations in a report to the Commonwealth Secretary-General.
She will forward the report to the Government of Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, the leadership of political parties taking part in the elections and all Commonwealth governments. The report will be made public afterwards.