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Gosebo Mathope
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21 Jan 2018
4:28 pm

Zuma will not attend George Weah’s inauguration

Gosebo Mathope

Instead, South Africa will be represented by the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane.

President Jacob Zuma will not be travelling to Monrovia, Liberia, to attend the inauguration ceremony of President-elect of the country Goerge Weah tomorrow.

Instead, South Africa will be represented by the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane.

“Liberia and South Africa share strong economic and trade relations, further cemented during a State Visit to South Africa by the outgoing President, Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last year.

“President Sirleaf is leaving office after serving two six-year terms as Africa’s first elected female Head of State,” president spokepserson Dr Bongani Ngqulunga said in a press statement

President Zuma has remarked that the peaceful and democratic manner under which the elections in Liberia were conducted signified yet another positive step towards deepening democracy on the African continent.

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