Khabele Matlosa

Director of Programs
Electoral Institute of Southern Africa
Focus Area(s): 
Elections
Critical Tasks: 
Peace councils
Interviewers: 
Amy Mawson
Country of Reform: 
Lesotho
Town/City: 
Johannesburg
Place (Building/Street): 
Electoral Institute of Southern Africa
Country: 
South Africa
Date of Interview: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Abstract 
In this extensive interview Khabele Matlosa traces Lesotho’s electoral history from its founding election in 1966 through to the country’s controversial 2007 vote. He discusses the unpredictability of Lesotho’s politics, touches on the informal party alliances that dogged the 2007 poll, and outlines the causes of the country’s recurrent electoral violence.
 
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Full Interview: 
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Khabele Matlosa Interview
Profile: 

Khabele Matlosa began his studies in Lesotho before pursuing a Master’s degree at the University of Leeds in the U.K., and a doctorate at the University of Western Cape in South Africa. He lectured at the University of Lesotho and worked briefly with the South African Regional Institute of Policy Studies in Zimbabwe before taking up his role as director of programs at the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa.

Language: 
English
Nationality of Interviewee: 
Lesotho
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Keywords 
Voter Registration
Lesotho
dispute resolution
Election Management Body
Election Violence
vote counting