Media Statement

10 December 2016

President Zuma congratulates the President-elect Akufo-Addo of Ghana

On behalf of Government and people of South Africa, H.E President Jacob Zuma has today congratulated Mr Nana Akufo-Addo on his election as President of the Republic of Ghana following the elections that were held on 7th December 2016.

President Zuma has committed himself to working closely with President-Elect Akufo-Addo in pursuit of Continental integration and peace and security.

President Zuma has also commended outgoing President John Mahama who in a typically democratic fashion conceded defeat.

President Zuma further commended the people of Ghana for conducting yet another democratic and peaceful election. The people of Africa feel highly trilled to see democratic and peaceful elections taking root on the Continent, concluded President Zuma.

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