Municipal election

  • Frelimo Excludes Machel's Son from Running in Election

    The son of Mozambique's First President, Samora Machel Junior has said that his name  has  been excluded from the list of candidates to run on the platform of the ruling  Frelimo party for Municipal elections slated for 10 October.

    Machel Junior who made this disclosure during a  press conference, lamented that it was against the ''principles of the party''.

     In addition his bid to run as a mayoral candidate was rejected by the National Elections Commission (CNE) and by the Constitutional Council, while he maintained that a lot of injustice was going on in the electoral process.

    He however called on the electorate to participate in the election saying, "The organs of the Mozambican state are sovereign". "We respect the institutions of the state, even though they do not respect us".

    "Do not stay at home just because AJUDEM and Samora Machel Junior are not on the ballot paper", he urged. "That would not be good for our democracy. We must all vote. We must all comply with the dictates of citizenship. Only by voting can we make a difference".