Presidents Zuma, El-bashir congratulate President Lungu
LUSAKA, (Friday, August 26, 2016) — South Africa’s President His Excellency Mr
Jacob Zuma has congratulated His Excellency Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu
President of the Republic of Zambia on his re-election as Republican President in
the August 11 general election.
In his congratulatory message dated August 16, President Zuma has assured and
re-confirmed his appreciation of the excellent, warm and close relations that
exist between South Africa and Zambia and the two peoples.
President Zuma is confident that the good relations between the two countries
built over the years will continue to grow and prosper under the able leadership
of President Lungu.
‘’I have the honour to convey to Your Excellency, on behalf of the Government
and people of the Republic of South Africa, sincere congratulations on your re-
election as the President of the Republic of Zambia,’’ President Zuma said.
And Sudanese President Omer Hassan Ahmed El-bashir has also joined other
leaders in extending congratulatory messages to President Lungu on his re-
election as sixth President of the Republic of Zambia.
President El-bashir says President Lungu’s victory is a clear manifestation of the
confidence that the people of Zambia have in his leadership.
The Sudanese President expressed confidence that the cordial relations that
exist between Zambia and Sudan will continue to grow under the noble
leadership of President Lungu.
‘’This victory is clear manifestation of the confidence imposed on you by the
people of Zambia,’’ President El-bashir said.
Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) President Felix Mutati has
conveyed a message of congratulations to His Excellency Mr Edgar Chagwa
President of the Republic of Zambia for the divine privilege bestowed on him for
his re-election as President in the August 11 polls.
In his message of congratulations, Mr Mutati notes that the party did not find it
difficult to endorse and support President Lungu’s candidature because of his
good leadership anchored on humility, inclusiveness and the fear of God
including many more leadership virtues as exhibited in the short period of time of
Mr Mutati says such virtues will help steer the nation to greater heights of
development, peace and national unity.
The MMD president prayed that God will inspire President Lungu to identify skilful
hands in the men and women of Zambia that will serve the Zambian people
and His Excellency with integrity and to the glory of God.
‘’Your Excellency, we wish you God’s blessings, wisdom, good health and long
life.’’ Mr Mutati said.
United Freedom Fighter of Zambia Independence Chairman and National
Director Sikota Wina has also extended congratulations to President Lungu
describing his victory as a confirmation by the people of Zambia for the value
they have placed on his leadership.
Mr Wina extolled President Lungu for demonstrating good leadership through
enhancement of democracy, rule of law, implementing sound economic
policies, promoting unity through the slogan ‘’One Zambia One Nation’’ and
encouraging national prayers.
Mr Wina wished President Lungu God’s continued protection and providence in
wisdom, strength and love as he successfully continues to govern and preserve
the country’s moral values that freedom fighters embraced in order to liberate
‘’The United Freedom Fighters of Zambia Independence (UFFZI) comprising
Senior Veterans and their families who participated in the liberation of our
beloved country Zambia from the colonial masters due hereby congratulate
you for the victory you scored at the just ended 11 August, 2016 general
election,’’ Mr Wina said.
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