Sphiwe Dlamini is a graduate from Tshwane University of Technology. She was awarded a scholarship to attend the BRICS International school that was organized by the National Russian Committee on BRICS Research and the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund.
On the day of elections myself and two other colleagues, Sphiwe Dlamini (South Africa) and Joao Nhampossa (Mozambique) were deployed in Mashonaland East and we visited eleven polling stations across three regions; Marondera, Seke and Wedza. The mood was similarly peaceful everywhere we went. “We don’t want war, we want progress” said a voter in Marondera. That was the echoed desire from everyone we spoke to.