Media Statement

09 November 2019

President Ramaphosa congratulates President Nyusi following his re-election

President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated President Filipe Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique following his recent re-election. President Nyusi was declared winner of the general election held on 15 October 2019.

President Ramaphosa also congratulated the people of Mozambique for the manner in which they conducted themselves during the election process.

South Africa and Mozambique enjoy close political, economic, trade and people-to people relations. The two countries also work closely together at the regional, continental and global levels.

South Africa and Mozambique share strong historical and fraternal ties dating back to the time of the fight against colonialism and apartheid.

Mozambique is one of South Africa’s key trading partners.

President Ramaphosa said he looks forward to working with President Nyusi as the two neighbouring countries look to create conditions for increased levels of domestic and foreign investment, aimed at economic growth, the reduction of inequality and the eradication of poverty.

Enquiries: Ms Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President on 072 854 5707

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