- John Mahama is in Zimbabwe to monitor the presidential elections
- Mahama's presence in Zimbabwe follows previous observer missions in Liberia and Sierra Leone
- The election in Zimbabwe follows the resignation of Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe
The former president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has been monitoring closely elections in Zimbabwe.
John Mahama's duty, just like with previous elections in Liberia and Sierra Leone, is to monitor proceedings to ensure the election is free and fair.
Earlier, Mahama had a meeting with the commissioner general of Zimbabwe's police, TG Matanga who revealed that security has been boosted before, during and after the polls.
In a post on Facebook, the former president shared group photographs with the security chiefs in Zimbabwe with the inscription:
“Met this morning, in Harare, with the Commissioner-General of the #Zimbabwe Republic Police, TG Matanga, and his team to discuss their preparations for Monday’s harmonized elections,” the president stated.
Since the National Democratic Congress's defeat at last year's December polls, former president Mahama has been involved in several pan African missions, some of which have involved the observation of general elections.
Robert Mugabe was the second president of Zimbabwe from 1987 to 2017. Earlier, he led Zimbabwe as Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and also chaired the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) group from 1975 to 1980, leading it until recently. Mugabe has steered the affairs of Zimbabwe's politics for over 40 years.
His controversial figure and divisive political ideologies have seen him fiercely criticized as he has been blamed for economic mismanagement, widespread corruption, anti-white racial discrimination, human rights abuses, suppression of political critics, and crimes against humanity.
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