31 December 2023
President Cyril Ramaphosa congratulates President-Elect of the DRC, HE Mr Felix Tshisekedi
Today, Sunday, 31 December 2023, President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa conveyed South Africa’s message of congratulations to HE Mr Félix Tshisekedi, President-Elect, on his re-election as President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
On 20 December 2023 millions of voters in the DRC participated in the synchronised general elections to choose national, provincial, and local public representatives. The outcome of these elections was announced by the Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) on 31 December 2023.
Accordingly, President Ramaphosa strongly commended the people of the DRC for exhibiting maturity, a sense of calm and unity during the period of elections. Through these elections, President Ramaphosa said: “the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo have taken a solid step towards consolidating democracy in their country, and have expressed their desire for a peaceful, secure and prosperous future”.
President Ramaphosa calls for calm should any of the participants dispute the elections results and urges all parties to follow legal channels as set out in the constitution of the DRC.
Media enquiries: Vincent Magwenya, Spokesperson to the President – email@example.com
Issued by: The Presidency