Friday, September 23, 2011

South Africa congratulates Zambia's new president

By Khanyisa Tabata
23 September 2011

South Africa has congratulated Zambia’s President Elect Michael Sata on his recent victory at the polls.

Sata narrowly beat incumbent President Rupiah Banda, who earlier conceded defeat with tears in his eyes.

The SA International Relations Department says they reiterate their commitment to continue working with the government and people of Zambia for the mutual benefit of both countries.

News agencies also reported some election-related violence and at least two people dead, before the results were declared by Zambia's Chief Justice Ernest Sakala.

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