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Mandela Centre congratulates Obama

2012-11-07 17:08

Johannesburg - The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory congratulated United States president Barack Obama on his election to a second term in office on Wednesday.

"On behalf of our founder [former president] Nelson Mandela and our board of trustees, we congratulate you upon your re-election," spokesperson Sello Hatang said in a statement.

He said the US was a vital partner in Africa's efforts to overcome poverty and inequality.

"We are confident that under your continued, insightful leadership this partnership will grow stronger, both in working with governments on the continent, but also with the burgeoning civil society movements that seek to empower communities."

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

Comments
  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-11-07 17:25

    I am not sure that Obama will appreciate the attention of our JZ, unless he needs a court jester? A crooked one at that.

      LutherKingsley - 2012-11-07 17:35

      Zuma and clueless criminal government, look at Obama and try learn something, PLEASE!!!

  • irene.buthelezi.1 - 2012-11-07 18:02

    Compare the American first family to the South African version .... ROTFLMAO!

  • paul.malherbe.7 - 2012-11-07 18:04

    now lemme take a calculated guess here, the single motive for congratulating is simply because the bloke is a so-called "black"!! Nothing else, cos these congratulating folks, like Oprah and the likes don't know nothin (zero, ziltch, nikkis,buggerol, niks nie) about real first world democracy, governance or sound economy, Obama mama's mommy was a white floozy, according to David James Manning, author of Oblation Hour. Does that make him black?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • Yandisa Rwaai - 2012-11-07 19:33

    Well done Barack!!! Its always good to beat these Pigs!!

  • archie.mooki - 2012-11-07 20:22

    IT'S A BLESSING TO BE SOUTH AFRICAN LIVING AND WORKING IN USA I FEEL AT HOME ....THANK YOU AMERICA AND MAY GOD BLESS YOUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS....

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