Media Statement

3 November 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates Dr John Pombe Magufuli as President-elect of the United Republic of Tanzania

Chairperson of the Africa Union, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, has offered his congratulations to Dr John Pombe Magufuli on his election as the President-elect of the United Republic of Tanzania.

Tanzania held general elections on 28 October 2020. On 1 November 2020 The National Electoral Commission (NEC) pronounced His Excellency Dr Magufuli as overall winner - with 84% of votes - for a second term in office.

President Ramaphosa commends the people of Tanzania for upholding democratic principles and holding peaceful elections.

Furthermore, the President looks forward to working with Dr Magufuli to strengthen the strong and cordial bilateral relations that exist between South Africa and Tanzania, as well as in matters of mutual interest in Southern African Development Community region, the African continent and the world.

Media enquiries: Tyrone Seale Acting Spokesperson to President Ramaphosa at media@presidency.gov.za (link sends e-mail)

ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATION

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