The letter follows the public release of the Khampepe report. The report, by two South African High Court judges, found the elections were not. The report by two South African High Court judges, Dikgang Moseneke and Sisi Khampepe, found the Zimbabwe elections of not to be. Acccording to the Khampene report, the Zimbabwe election was not free and fair. For more than 12 years, the South African government fought to keep the .

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What’s new New posts New profile posts Latest activity. Zimbabwe’s opposition parties and civil society say the findings of the Khampepe report on the Zimbabwe presidential elections, Opinion Ben Winks Why else would they stop it from being made public?

SAHA – South African History Archive – The Khampepe Report released

LazyLion King of de Jungle Nov 19, Whatever the reason s for Mbeki and subsequently the Motlanthe and Zuma administrations to try and prevent the publication of the Khampepe Report it is inexcusable.

They can perhaps present many reasons for discounting this particular report, there was another observer report from a bunch of people commissioned by the SA gov that gave the green light. I am so surprised!

The process has not been without its drama. There were strong indications that the Zimbabwean people were longing and ready for change if allowed to vote freely and fairly. Many people had been registered for voting after the official closing date of the voters roll and a subsequent decree was issued to order that these persons would be eligible to vote.

What has happened is that this report from these 2 highly respected and Honorable individuals has been swept under the carpet in favor of the other, and for years they have fought tooth and nail to try and prevent it from seeing the light of day.


The page document found the actual running of the three-day voting process, excluding delays in urban areas Harare and Chitungwiza, to have complied with the legislative requirements and to have been free of violence and or apparent ballot tampering. We all know the elections were not free and fair there so what other possible explanations could there be. Gone is the moral high ground and the esteem the country experienced during the Mandela era.

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What a long road this has been. We recognise that the opposition parties fully participated in the electoral process up to the end. International Human Rights Day. Forums New posts Search forums. The report was eventually found, and it was decided a copy should khampele stored at the office of the president of the appeal court Lex Mpati.

The findings of the Khampepe Report, which corresponded largely with the conclusions of the Commonwealth Observer Mission, did not suit President Mbeki. Subscribe to the newsletter. Mbeki decided to discard the Khampepe Report.

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For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. It has been claimed that there was vote-rigging in those elections, but the report has never been made public. Sneeky Honorary Master Nov 20, It was estimated that this would have affected to 2 had it not been overturned.

The South African judges who observed the run-up to Zimbabwe’s presidential elections declared in their report that the vote “could not be described as free and fair”, but Pretoria went on to endorse longtime leader Robert Mugabe’s victory. Joined May 5, Messages 10, What the Khampepe Report revealed The mandate of the JOM was to observe whether the legal framework under which the elections took place qualified them to be considered free and fair.


Create Account Lost Your Password? It seems they chose one over the other, but tried to erase this one! Ruling since independence inthe Mugabe presidency was showing all the symptoms of an ailing government that has been in power for too long.

National Thabo Mbeki Can Khampepe change how elections are monitored? National Victoria John For reasons not yet satisfactorily explained, he decided it would never be made public.

Contact Terms and Conditions How to Advertise. Predictions that President Khamprpe could suffer defeat at the hands of a popular Morgan Tsvangirai were taken seriously. Another inconvenient truth The Khampepe Report laid bare another inconvenient truth. Disclosures like these raise the question whether anyone should trust or recognise South African participation in future election monitoring missions.

Well done to the Mail and Guardian! The contents of the disputed Khampepe Report in the Zimbabwe elections are finally to be made public after the Constitutional Court turned down an application by government to appeal a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling that the report be handed over. We owe no one an apology. This is estimated to have affected anything from up to people.

Another step back in access to disputed Khampepe report.

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