The ANC has said that it has noted with concern the political situations in both Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). led to violent protests in Zimbabwe last week, had a dire impact on the cost of living on ordinary Zimbabweans. The much-delayed elections took place on December 30 but was followed by tension as the results were disputed, leading to protests, and curfews being put in place.READ: DRC's disputed presidential electionThe ANC said it was working towards bringing political stability and peace to both countries under the guidelines of the Southern African Development Community and African Union objectives. READ: After torture accusations, Zimbabwe says lessons to be learnt“The ANC notes that unless the situations in both countries are attended to quickly and effectively, an increase in economic and political refugees is inevitable. News24, Malema called for the South African government to assist its northern neighbour in dealing with its prolonged economic troubles. Sign up to News24's top Africa news in your inbox: SUBSCRIBE TO THE HELLO AFRICA NEWSLETTERFOLLOW News24 Africa on Twitter and Facebook.