HARARE, Jan. 22 — Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has urged stakeholders and the international community to respect the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) recent presidential election results.
According to the DRC constitutional court, opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi won the country’s presidential run-off on Sunday.
In a statement issued by Presidential spokesperson George Charamba on Monday, Mnangagwa reiterated his desire to work closely with the incoming administration in the DRC.
Mnangagwa is the deputy chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation.
The president called on all parties and stakeholders in the DRC to respect the decision of the Constitutional Court.
“He further called on all parties and stakeholders to continue working for peace, stability and unity, which are critical for sustainable development and a better life for all Congolese citizens,” the statement read.
Mnangagwa stressed the need by the international community to uphold and respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the DRC in conformity with the SADC Treaty, the Constitutive Act of the African Union, and the Charter of the United Nations.