3 November 2020
Staff Reporter/ PretoriaLIVE
PRETORIA – In his capacity as chairperson of African Union and President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa congradulated Dr John Pombe Magufuli on his election victory as the President-elect of the United Republic of Tanzania.
Ramaphosa said he looked forward to working with Dr Magufuli to strengthen the strong and cordial bilateral relations that exist between South Africa and Tanzania, as well as in matters of mutual interest in Southern African Development Community region, the African continent and the world.
Tanzania held general elections on 28 October. The National Electoral Commission (NEC) pronounced His Excellency Dr Magufuli as overall winner – with 84% of votes – for a second term in office.
President Ramaphosa commends the people of Tanzania for upholding democratic principles and holding peaceful elections.