Jose Matemulane

Versions of names: Жозе Матемулани, Хосе Матемулане

Jose Matemulane is the President of the Association for Free Research and International Cooperation, a community of "independent" researchers, experts and activists from countries all over the world. He is an Assistant Professor at the Mozambique Pedagogical University in Quelimane, had studied in four Russian universities from 2002 until 2012 and received his doctoral degree from the Saint Petersburg State University. Jose Matemulane disseminates pro-Kremlin propaganda on the social networks and maintains contacts with various Russian actors.


AFRIC observers at the 2018 Zimbabwean general elections

No affiliation

Institutional affiliation to the Association for Free Research and International Cooperation

Official function: Institutional affiliation to Mozambique Pedagogical University

We are here to balance the informational space bringing impartial and reliable opinions free of speculations and attempts to delegitimise the election process.

Our presence in Zimbabwe aims to fulfil the goals of acting as the real embassy of transparency and legitimacy of the upcoming election process,

Individual Observers at the 2022 pseudo-referendum for the formal annexation of occupied territories of Kherson to Russia

No affiliation

Institutional affiliation to the Association for Free Research and International Cooperation

...I did not record any violations [...] all the conditions were met and provided. The results of the referendum are legitimate, no one has the right to doubt [them]". [Translated from Russian] (2023-09-17)

People are actively voting. It is noticeable that they are happy that they will soon return home. All conditions have been created for the people to express their will. There are no comments. [Translated from Russian]

Corresponding elections

On 30 July 2018, Zimbabwe held general elections to elect the president and members of both houses of parliament. For the first time since 2002, Western institutions sent several missions to monitor the elections in Zimbabwe following the coup d’état in 2017.
From 23 to 27 September 2022, the Russian forces organised a sham election process - pseudo-referendum as a pretext for the formal annexation of the regions of occupied Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson by Russia. The annexation of the four regions was announced on 30 September 2022.