Ramaphosa congratulates DR John Pombe Magafuli as Tanzania president

Africa News

Tebogo Msimanga |

Chairperson of the Africa Union, President Cyril Ramaphosa, has offered his congratulations to Dr John Pombe Magufuli on his election as the President-elect of the United Republic of Tanzania.

Tanzania held general elections on 28 October 2020. On 1 November 2020 the National Electoral Commission (NEC) pronounced 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.

Acting Spokesperson to President Ramaphosa , Tyrone Seale said  the President looks 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.

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