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Simone Haysom

Simone HaysomSimone Haysom is an associate of the WISER centre for interdisciplinary research at the University of the Witwatersrand. The Last Words of Rowan du Preez: Murder and Conspiracy on the Cape Flats was published in 2018.

From The Blog
14 October 2019

Mozambique goes to the polls tomorrow. President Felipe Nyusi is running for re-election and, for the first time, provincial governors will be directly elected rather than appointed by the president. The campaign has been fraught and accusations of irregular behaviour have mounted up, primarily against the ruling party, Frelimo. Last Monday, 7 October, Anastacio Matavele was leaving a training workshop for election monitors in Xai-Xai, the capital of Gaza Province, when he was gunned down in his car. Matavele was the head of the local election observer mission, and it seems likely that his murder was linked to a voter registration scandal.

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