Media Statement

25 January 2015

President Zuma congratulates the new President of Zambia

On behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, HE President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Mr Edgar Lungu on his election as President of the Republic of Zambia, following the Presidential election held on 20th January 2015.

President Zuma expressed his commitment to working closely with President Lungu to enhance the historical political relations which exist between South Africa and Zambia, paying particular focus on strengthening economic and social cooperation.

In his message, President Zuma also congratulated the people of Zambia for conducting a peaceful, transparent, credible, free and fair election as declared by the SADC Election Observation Mission.

For more information: Clayson Monyela +27 82 884 5974

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