President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa on his election and inauguration as Jacob Zuma’s successor.
Mr. Ramaphosa was elected by South Africa’s parliament on Thursday and sworn in shortly after, day after scandal-hit Jacob Zuma was forced to resign.
President Buhari said “Congratulations also to the African National Congress (ANC), and the Government and people of South Africa, on the peaceful transfer of power that resulted in the election of President Ramaphosa”
While congratulating Ramaphosa, President Buhari said he “looks forward to working with the new President of South Africa to enhance cooperation of the Governments of Africa’s two leading economies”.
President Buhari wished Zuma well in his future endeavours.