Zuma: Mubarak made correct decision

2011-02-11 21:03

Cape Town - South Africa President Jacob Zuma said Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had "thought like a leader" and made the right choice to step down from power on Friday.

"Our wish was that the Egyptian problem must be resolved peacefully, the transition must be peaceful," said Zuma in a South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) television news report.

"We therefore thank him for having thought like a leader, to place the interests of Egypt above his own, and taken the correct decision to leave."

South Africa hoped that who had been calling for Mubarak's departure will be in a position to "pick up the situation and build a government that will be based on the will of the people," Zuma added.

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