Zuma congratulates Obama

2012-11-07 09:50
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In a speech reminding Americans to be "greater the sum of [their] individual ambitions," Obama accepted a second term as US president. See the pictures.

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma congratulated United States president Barack Obama on Wednesday after he won a second term in office.

"We value our relations with the United States and look forward to strengthening bilateral co-operation in the years to come," said Zuma.

He said the US had an important role to play in Africa's development.

"South Africa is confident that the United States will continue to play a positive role in this regard."

In winning the election, Obama became the second Democrat to win a second four-year term in the White House since World War Two.

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