PAC seeks a voice at Zim conference
GOVERNMENTBy BiztechAfrica - Oct. 22, 2012, 9:37 a.m.
The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) has called to be invited to attend Zimbabwe's All Stakeholders Conference, to be held in the next few weeks.
Anwar Adams, head of the PAC in the Western Cape said in a statement today: “The PAC is very much a stakeholder in the Zimbabwe elections and we would like to explore the PAC's options in the upcoming election. The PAC policy on African Union is clearly defined and it is in the interests of all stakeholders and all Africans to consider the benefits that unification would bring to Africa.”
Adams says: “There are over a million Zimbabwean voters living in South Africa who are effectively disenfranchised. As a minimum we would like to see a clear mandate on the rights to organise these voters and ensure that there is a simple method for them to exercise their vote in the Zimbabwean election. In particular we are calling on Zanu-PF and The MDC to invite us to participate in this process.”
Estimates of the exact numbers of Zimbabweans resident in South Africa range upwards from Idasa’s estimate of 1.5 million.
The PAC says administrative and logistical barriers prevent free expression for this population group.
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