South Africa-Zimbabwe – Zuma congratulates Mugabe on win

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South African President Jacob Zuma has congratulated Robert Mugabe on being re-elected as leader of Zimbabwe.

Mr Zuma described elections on Wednesday as “harmonised” and extended his “profound congratulations” to Mr Mugabe for winning in a seventh term in a “successful vote”.

A statement from South Africa’s Foreign Ministry said: “President Zuma urges all political parties in Zimbabwe to accept the outcome of the elections as election observers reported it to be an expression of the will of the people,” it said.

However, Mr Mugabe’s win has provoked ripples of concern across other parts of the globe, with Australia becoming the latest country to call into question the results of the presidential and primary polls.

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr called for a re-run of elections.

“These appear to have disenfranchised large numbers of voters and raised doubts about the credibility of the election results,” he said in a…

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