Zuma congratulates Trump 'on behalf of the people of South Africa'

2016-11-09 11:53
(iStock)

(iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has congratulated United States president-elect Donald Trump, the Department of International Relations said on Wednesday morning. 

"President Jacob Zuma has today, on behalf of the government and the people of South Africa, congratulated President-elect Donald Trump for winning the presidential elections that were held in the United States on 08 November 2016," it said in a statement. 

"President Zuma conveyed his best wishes to the president-elect and looked forward to working with President-elect Trump to build on the strong relations that exists between the two countries.  

"He underlined that South Africa further looked forward to working closely with the new Administration in the United States in promoting peace, security and prosperity around the world, especially on the African continent."

Trump previously took to Twitter to express his sentiments about South Africa, saying when former president Nelson Mandela died: "I really like Nelson Mandela but South Africa is a crime ridden mess that is just waiting to explode - not a good situation for the people!"

Read more on:    donald trump  |  jacob zuma  |  us  |  us 2016 elections

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

/Sport

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.