SA backs call for recount of votes in the DRC
SOUTH Africa has thrown its support behind the SADC call for a recount of the votes cast in the DRC elections, and the call for political leaders to consider a government of national unity as an option to ensure an all-inclusive government.
“It is important that the people of the DRC must decide what is best for them. The final decision lies with them… we cannot prescribe to them,” the Department of International Relations has said.
Minister for International Relations Lindiwe Sisulu addressed the media in Johannesburg yesterday on the electoral outcome in both the DRC and Madagascar.
Sisulu acknowledged that opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu is contesting the election results as he does not believe they are a true reflection and he is going through the courts.
“We applaud that.”
The poll in the DRC may have been dubbed the most problematic election in Africa, but the fact that the election process was generally peaceful and those disputing the results have taken their complaints to the courts has been hailed by South Africa.