President Zuma congratulates the President of Liberia, Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on her being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2011

On behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, President Jacob Zuma today, 07 October 2011, congratulated the President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, on her being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011.

President Sirleaf was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize together with two other remarkable women, Ms Leymah Gbowee and Ms Tawakkul Karman, “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work”.

President Zuma said: “President Sirleaf is a worthy recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize given her dedication and commitment not only to women’s emancipation, but also to peace, stability and prosperity in Liberia.”

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07 October 2011

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