South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the SADC chairperson, has congratulated President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa on his electoral victory. 

The presidency in a statement said Mr Ramaphosa also congratulated Zimbabweans on a peaceful election, but expressed concern about the deadly violence that followed the vote.

He appealed to all Zimbabwean political leaders to accept the outcome of the elections and to follow the law if they have complaints. 

Burundi congratulates ED

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza has also sent a congratulatory message to President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa following his election as President of Zimbabwe.

Posting on his Twitter account, @pnkurunziza, President Nkurunziza said: “Dear Mr. President @edmnangagwa, on behalf of the Burundian People and on my own behalf, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations on your election as President of Zimbabwe. I wish you much success and good health for the prosperity of your country and Africa.”

Malema congratulates President-elect

Firebrand South African politician and leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema has sent a congratulatory message to President-elect, Emmerson Mnangagwa for winning Zimbabwe’s recent harmonised election.

Malema took to his Twitter account where he said: “Congratulations President @edmnangagwa and all peace loving Zimbabweans should accept the results. You fought a good fight @nelsonchamisa and we remain inspired.” 

Tanzanian President Magufuli congratulates ED

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has congratulated President-elect Mnangagwa after he was declared the winner of the presidential election by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.

He joins other African leaders, Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa and Burundi’s Pierre Nkurunziza in congratulating Mnangagwa.

President Magufuli wrote Twitter (@MagufuliJP):

“Cde. Mnangagwa. On behalf of the Government and people of Tanzania, I convey my sincere congratulations on your victory in the Presidential Election of Zimbabwe. Your victory is a reflection of the confidence reposed in you by the people of Zimbabwe in leading them to prosperity.”