Media Release

21 August 2013

Deputy President Motlanthe to represent SA at the inauguration of President Mugabe

The Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Kgalema Motlanthe, accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, will represent the South African Government at the inauguration ceremony of the President-elect of the Republic of Zimbabwe, His Excellency Robert Gabriel Mugabe.  The inauguration is scheduled for 22 August 2013.

The inauguration follows the ruling by the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe on 20 August 2013 that President RG Mugabe is the duly elected president of Zimbabwe.

President Jacob Zuma was among the first Heads of State and Government to congratulate President Mugabe on 03 August 2013 following the announcement of the results by the Zimbabwean Electoral Commission. In his statement, President Jacob Zuma reiterated South Africa’s readiness to continue to partner with Zimbabwe in pursuit of mutually beneficial cooperation.

For more information, please contact Mr Clayson Monyela, 082 884 5974.


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