Media Statement

18 December 2014

President Jacob Zuma congratulates the Prime Minister-Elect of Mauritius

H.E President Jacob Zuma has extended his profound congratulations to Sir Anerood Jugnauth on his election to the position of Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius following a resounding victory by his party in the country’s legislative elections that were held on 10 December 2014.

In his message, President Zuma also congratulated the people of Mauritius for conducting peaceful, credible and free and fair elections. President Zuma said: “The successful elections in Mauritius attest to the stability and strength of democracy in this Southern African country.”

President Zuma further expressed South Africa’s readiness to continue to partner with the Government and the people of Mauritius in the pursuit of the already existing mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries. South Africa and Mauritius enjoy strong, warm and fraternal relations that are characterized by regular and increasing interaction at all levels.

Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, 082 884 5974

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