SA congratulates Zimbabwe


PRETORIA — South Africa’s Cabinet yesterday congratulated Zimbabwe on its “successful harmonised” elections.

By Sapa

“Cabinet congratulated the people of Zimbabwe and political parties on holding successful harmonised parliamentary and local elections,” acting government spokeswoman Phumla Williams told reporters in Pretoria.

The briefing followed last Wednesday’s fortnightly Cabinet meeting.

Williams said Cabinet had also commended President Jacob Zuma for his role in the Zimbabwe talks.

“Cabinet commended the efforts of President Jacob Zuma, as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) facilitator on the Zimbabwe dialogue, in ensuring that all political parties were committed to peaceful elections,” she said.

Zuma succeeded Thabo Mbeki who helped broker Zimbabwe’s power sharing agreement that came to end with the controversial July 31 elections.


  1. South Africa should have waited for the Zimbabwean court ruling if they really respect the will of the Zimbabwean people. By so doing they are playing double standard. How can they continue to pour congratulatory messages while one candidate is still challenging the outcome. They are fueling disharmony and even jeopardizing the court’s opinion. If they say Zimbabweans must decide their destiny how can they congratulate a team during half time?

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