Thursday, May 28, 2015


clubofmozambique'News 24' reports that the Mozambican PAP delegates were were robbed at gunpoint outside their hotel entrance in Midrand, Gauteng.According to 'News 24' report, the Mozambican PAP delegates were among a group of other countries' representatives arriving to South Africa to attend the Pan African Parliament session. They were robbed outside their hotel entrance in Midrand, Gauteng. The report does not name any of the victims held at gunpoint. However, renown Mozambican politician Eduardo Mulémbwé is due in South Africa as he is running for PAP's presidency with full support from SADC, in an election due tomorrow, Wednesday. It is still unknown whether Mulémbwé was in the group robbed on Friday.The group of delegates was attacked on Friday night while in their shuttle bus, which had picked them up from the airport, South African police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said in a statement.
“There were two guys, pulling a gun, at my side. They took the key for the car, and then they said ‘where’s the money? Where’s cellphones?' Then they started to search everyone in the car.”
They stole hand luggage containing with cash, cellphones, and passports.
The delegates were from Cape Verde, Ethiopia, Ghana, Benin, Mozambique and the UK.
The shuttle driver, Thandazani Mabuza, told broadcaster eNCA that when he rolled down his window to get a card from the security guard at the Protea Hotel Midrand's entrance, he was held up.
Police were looking at security footage to try and identify the suspects.
Nobody was injured.
The seat of the Parliament is in Midrand, South Africa. It was established in March 2004, by Article 17 of The Constitutive Act of the African Union, as one of the nine Organs provided for in the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community signed in Abuja,Nigeria, in 1991. According to PAP's website, "the establishment of the Pan-African Parliament is informed by a vision to provide a common platform for African peoples and their grass-roots organizations to be more involved in discussions and decision-making on the problems and challenges facing the continent."

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