Zuma congratulates Egypt's Morsi

2012-06-25 08:12

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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  • ackwell - 2012-06-25 08:22

    What a joker ! He destroyed our country and now he offers to help destroy other countries

      rob.baggaley - 2012-06-25 09:07

      I'll bet this made Morsi's day.

      pur.pleibus - 2012-06-25 09:33

      Maybe he knows he will be out of a job soon and is getting his CV into the marketplace?

      Kenna - 2012-06-25 11:17

      Great piece on Daily Maverick today about what the ANC should do. Check it out. What we certainly not be doing is offering to help Egypt when our own country is a screw-up.

  • Ayanda Mathunjwa - 2012-06-25 08:32

    Zuma turned his back on Gaddafi and sided with the masters of war and we will never forgive you that Zuma.

      rob.baggaley - 2012-06-25 09:08

      The " great breeder " turned against the " great leader. "

  • kaz.hse.7 - 2012-06-25 08:37

    Personally, I am not so sure that the results being in favour of the openly radical Muslim Brotherhood will in the long run be beneficial to people of Egypt.

  • Gavin - 2012-06-25 09:13

    it's so sad that Zuma thinks we actually give a $hit about him and his BS. headline in today's STAR reads Zuma on the whorepath, sorry, I meant warpath and he wants to 'fight back with the truth' - dude, the only truth you need to know is that your party, under the yoke of zuma incompetence is destroying this beautiful country. day by day you strangle SA's democracy by sitting on your fat ass and doing nothing. time to hit the road jack.

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