Geingob to attend election peace pledge signing in Mozambique

05 Aug 2019 19:20pm
WINDHOEK, 05 AUG (NAMPA) – President Hage Geingob, who is also Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), is set to attend the signing ceremony of the election peace pledge agreement between the Frelimo-led government, the Renamo political organisation and other stakeholders in Mozambique on Tuesday.
This was revealed in a media statement issued by State House Press Secretary, Alfredo Hengari, on Monday.
The election peace pledge agreement follows a peace accord which marked an official end to the conflict between Renamo’s armed fighters and the defence and security forces signed last week Thursday by Mozambique’s President, Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader, Ossufo Momade.
The objective of the peace pledge is to hold peaceful elections in October this year.
In the statement, Geingob said he wished to commend Nyusi and the Frelimo-led government for concluding the watershed agreement with the opposition.
“This historic moment is an indication to the world that Africa is fully committed to turn a new leaf. Africans on their own accord, as the brothers and sisters in Mozambique, are willing to put to rest hostility and embrace the spirit of peace and harmony. It is an epoch-making event in the history of Mozambique and worthy celebration in SADC and the African Union,” he said.
Geingob departs for Maputo Monday night and is expected to return on Tuesday afternoon.