President Thabo Mbeki congratulates Government and People of
Tanzania on successfully concluded Elections
Tshwane - South African President
Thabo Mbeki today Tuesday 20 December 2005 conveyed the congratulations of the
South African government and people to the government and people of Tanzania following
their third successful election since gaining independence in 1961.
message of support to the President-elect Jakaya Kikwete, President Mbeki said,
"Once more the sun has shone on efforts of the African people to entrench
democracy, stability and good governance with the successful holding of yet another
peaceful election in Tanzania."
"In this regard, the government
and people of South Africa join the leadership and people of SADC and the African
continent in general in congratulating you on your election as Tanzania's president-designate."
remain convinced that through your election, South Africa and Tanzania, will continue
to strengthen and expand existing political, economic, cultural and trade links
between our two countries."
"Accordingly, we are of the conviction,
that the sun shall continue to shine on our efforts as we consolidate our work
in SADC and the African Union in pursuance of fundamental social and economic
transformation of our continent with a view to a better life for all our people
and thus the realisation of the African Renaissance," concluded President
Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa on 082 990 4853
of Foreign Affairs
Private Bag X152