Zuma congratulates Egypt's Morsi

2012-06-25 08:12
Mohammad Morsi (Fredrik Persson, AP)

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Zuma congratulates Morsy

2012-06-25 09:15

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohamed Morsy on winning Egypt's presidential election. Morsy received 52% of the vote in a run-off against former prime minister Ahmed Shafik.WATCH

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Mohamed Morsi on winning Egypt's presidential election, the international relations department said in a statement on Sunday.

"South Africa welcomes the official announcement made today by Egypt's electoral commission, declaring Mr Mohamed Morsi of the Freedom and Justice Party, as the winner of the presidential election," said Zuma.

"We would like to take this opportunity to extend our congratulations to Mr Morsi and the people of Egypt for a successful election."

Zuma said South Africa looked forward to working with Egypt's elected representatives.

The South African government has also offered to assist Egypt with its reconciliation and constitution-building processes.

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