Saturday, May 23, 2009

Zuma congratulates Malawian president

By Mandisi Tyulu
23 May 2009


President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Malawian President Bingu Wa Mutharika on winning a second five-year term.

Mutharika was sworn in last night after a landslide election victory.

Former president Bakili Muluzi was barred by the constitution from running for office again and instead backed veteran opposition leader John Tembo.

Foreign observers say Tuesday’s poll was generally well run.

Zuma says South Africa looks forward to strengthening its relations with Malawi.

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