Namibia and Mauritius have congratulated President Robert Mugabe and his party Zanu PF following his resounding victory in the harmonised elections.
President Pohamba commended the people and political leadership of Zimbabwe for delivering free and peaceful elections as reflected in the reports by the SADC Election Observer Mission and the African Union Election Observer Mission to Zimbabwe.
He said in light of such reports, countries that imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe should respect the verdict and lift them.
“While wishing Your Excellency good health and strength in carrying out your renewed mandate, I wish to reaffirm my Government’s commitment to continue working for further deepening and strengthening the excellent bilateral relations and cooperation that so happily exist between our two countries and peoples based on the historic bonds of friendship and solidarity, as well advancing our regional development agenda,” the statement said.
In a statement, Mauritius Prime Minister Dr Navinchandra Ramgoonlam congratulated President Mugabe for a well deserved re-election as the president of Zimbabwe.
Dr Ramgoonlam said he is convinced that President Mugabe’s impressive victory and that of his party Zanu PF will usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for the people of Zimbabwe.
Both countries expressed the need to further strengthen existing friendly ties with Zimbabwe and wished Zimbabwean people well.