Thursday, September 05, 2013

(TALKZIMBABWE) Malawi President Banda congratulates President Mugabe
This article was written by Our reporter on 9 August, at 11 : 57 AM

Malawi President Joyce Banda has ignored Western pressure to alienate President and has congratulated him on being re-elected as leader of Zimbabwe. President Banda, set to assume the chairperson role of SADC later this month, sent a signed congratulatory message to the President.

State broadcaster Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) reported on Thursday that President Banda has signed and wired the congratulatory message.

President Mugabe won 61 per cent of the vote, compared with 33 per cent for Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) opposition leader Tsvangirai, who had been prime minister in a tense power-sharing deal with the president.

President Mugabe has now officially be given another five-year term in office.

The Zanu-PF party also won two-thirds majority in both Houses of Parliament, the National Assembly and the Senate, which allows them to amend the laws of Zimbabwe.

Botswana is so far the only country in Africa, together with Western nations, contesting the Zimbabwe vote which Tsvangirai rejected the results as fraudulent, calling for fresh elections following what he described as “political theft”.

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