Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. (File: AP)
Cape Town – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
says the ANC's victory in the recent elections is an endorsement of the "excellent" work performed by the party in uplifting the lives of the ordinary people of South Africa, a report says.
According to The Herald
, Mugabe congratulated President Jacob Zuma
and the African National Congress (ANC) on the "resounding" win.
Mugabe said the ANC’s victory attested to the trust and confidence the people of South Africa bestowed on its leadership.
South Africa held its 5th democratic election on 7 May.
The ANC secured 62.15% of the vote, followed by the Democratic Alliance (22.23%) and Julius Malema
’s newly formed Economic Freedom Fighters (6.35%).See News24's Election Results Map
Mugabe also commended the people of South Africa for a peaceful election and "exemplary conduct during the election period".
Mugabe and his ruling Zanu-PF emerged victorious in Zimbabwe's harmonious elections in July last year. The opposition, however, charges that he rigged the vote.
At 90, his loyalists still believe he can adequately perform his presidential duties and some within his party want him to contest the country’s next election in 2018.