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SADC Commends Namibia Supreme Court for Upholding Presidential Results

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has commended Supreme Court of Namibia for upholding the country’s constitution.

SADC’s Chairperson for Politics, Defence And Security Cooperation, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is also president of Zimbabwe made the remarks in a statement after Namibia Supreme Court upheld the results of last year’s presidential election.

The Court upheld the results saying the petitioners failed to prove that the ruling party manipulation of electronic voting machines.

“SADC commends the parties involved in the election petition for channeling electoral disputes through the established legal mechanisms, in line with the Constitution and Electoral Act of the Republic of Namibia.

SADC also commends the Supreme Court of Namibia for upholding the Constitution and Electoral Law of the country,” said President Mnangagwa

SADC further urged the Government of the Republic of Namibia and Electoral Authorities to implement the recommendations made by the Supreme Court, and urges all stakeholders to respect the determination of the Supreme Court.

The ruling means President Hage Geingob will continue in his second term. He won in November with 56% of the vote while Namibia’s first independent presidential candidate, Panduleni Itula, received 29% in the country’s tightest presidential race since independence in 1990.

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