Tell Renamo Election Boycott Will Not Be Rewarded

by Mozambique Solidarity Office, American Committee on Africa, Washington Office on Africa
New York, New York, United States
October 28, 1994
Publisher: American Committee on Africa
1 page
Type: Mailing
Coverage in Africa: Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
The mailing says the threat to successful democratic Mozambique elections posed by a last-minute boycott by Renamo, the formerly South African-backed Mozambique National Resistance, appears to have been removed; under intense international pressure, Renamo Presidential candidate Afonso Dhlakama re-entered the race today. The mailing says Renamo spokesmen had accused the Mozambican government, the independent National Electoral Commission and the United Nations of plotting to cheat them of victory. The mailing says it is important that all those concerned with peace and democracy in Mozambique reaffirm that the electoral process, including the vote count, should continue, with or without Renamo, including addressing any legitimate questions raised about flaws in the procedures; the Renamo leaders should not be rewarded with additional concessions for their attempts to sabotage the electoral process; and the U.S. should refrain from any pressure or posture that would encourage Renamo to make additional demands or threats. The mailing asks people to send messages of concern to National Security Advisor Anthony Lake. The mailing says for more information contact Jennifer Davis.
This item was digitized for Aluka, which made it available to the African Activist Archive.
Used by permission of Africa Action (successor to the American Committee on Africa).
Collection: Africa Action Archive