Pursuant to Article 9(3)(a) of the Constitution of the SADC Parliamentary Forum which provides that "Members of the Executive Committee shall hold office for a term of two years and shall retire by rotation," the SADC Parliamentary Forum nominees to the Executive Committee for 2012 to 2014, convened on Saturday 8 December 2012 in Windhoek, Namibia, and elected the Office Bearers for the Forum as follows:
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INTERIM MISSION STATEMENT SADC PARLIAMENTARY FORUM ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO THE ANGOLA 31ST AUGUST 2012 GENERAL ELECTIONS
Following an invitation by the National Electoral Commission (CNE) of the Republic of Angola, the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF), the regional organisation of national Parliaments of SADC Member States, constituted an Election Observation Mission to observe the 31st August 2012 General Elections in Angola. The 23-Member Mission was in the country from 23rd August to 4th September 2012. It was composed of Members of Parliament, staff from SADC Parliaments, officials from SADC PF’s Secretariat and language officers. The Mission was comprised of male and female Members of Parliament from both the ruling and opposition political parties from, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia and was led by Honourable Patekile S. Holomisa1, Member of Parliament from South Africa and Chairperson of the SADC PF’s Standing Committee on Democratisation, Governance and Gender Equality. The 31st August General Elections were historic in that they marked the first time the SADC PF observed Elections in Angola.