The Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe has reassured the DRC people of Zimbabweâ€™s continued support.Speaking to journalists after the inauguration ceremony of President Joseph Kabila at African Union Centre in Kinshasa this Tuesday, Cde Mugabe described the Congolese President and his partyâ€™s victory in this yearâ€™s election as resounding.
President Mugabe said: “We are one with them as they celebrate their victory, the victory of President Joseph Kabila and his party. They won the elections thunderously, getting as many votes as 8 million, against opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi’s 5 million.â€
President Mugabe, who was among other heads of state in DRC, said Zimbabwe will resist any attempts to undermine that countryâ€™s democratic government and system.
â€œWe are very happy that he (President Kabila) has won democratic elections and this now must send a message to those who had other ideas to undermine the stability of the DRC that there is now a democratic state there.
â€œAny attempt by anyone to undermine that democratic government and the system he (Kabila) is going to establish, will be resisted by Africans and SADC, and Zimbabwe has never ceased to be a partner, a partner for sovereignty of the Congo with the people of Congo,â€ said Cde Mugabe.
Mr Kabila was sworn in as DRC President for a second term, after winning the countryâ€™s second Presidential and House of Assembly elections by 48.95% of the vote.
Meanwhile, President Mugabe has returned home.
He was met at Harare International Airport by Vice President Joice Mujuru, Media, Information and Publicity Minister, Cde Webster Shamu and senior government officials.