Queen Elizabeth congratulates SA on 20 years of democracy

2014-04-26 14:19

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has congratulated SA on reaching 20 years of democracy, the British high commission has said.

“On the occasion of the Republic of SA celebrating 20 years of democracy, it gives me great pleasure to send the people of SA my warmest congratulations,” the Queen said today.

“My family and I have enjoyed a special and significant relationship with SA over the years.

“The links between our two countries have deepened and matured since SA’s transition in 1994, and long may that continue.”

Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague also sent messages of congratulations.

On Monday April 27, SA will celebrate its 20th year as a democratic country. Celebrations are expected to take place countrywide.

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