from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Johannesburg, South Africa
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa has expressed readiness to work with the incoming government of neighbouring Zimbabwe following the confirmation of Emmerson Mnangagwa as president.
The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe on Friday dismissed a petition by the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance to nullify the result of the July 30 election.
The court validated the results as released by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) on August 2.
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, congratulated Mnangagwa and recommitted his country’s readiness to work with Zimbabwe in the pursuit of closer political, cultural, economic and trade ties for the mutual benefit of the peoples of the two countries.
“The South African government urges all those involved in the court case, in particular the applicants and the respondents, to accept the decision of the court.
“It is important, going forward, that all parties work towards lasting peace, unity and prosperity in Zimbabwe,” said presidential spokesperson, Khusela Diko.
– CAJ News