Tanzanian president praises SA's democracy, says Africa should learn

Tanzanian president praises SA's democracy, says Africa should learn

As South Africans wait for the votes of the 2019 election to be counted, Tanzania's president, Jakaya Kikwete, has praised the way the country has conducted its election process. He feels Africa can learn from SA.

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Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete is very impressed with how South Africa's 2019 elections have been handled.

He applauded the country's conduct and feels the rest of Africa needs to learn from South Africa, according to The Citizen.

The elections have been under scrutiny from other countries, as at least ten Pan-African Parliamentarians (PAP) from four different countries were deployed to keep an eye on how it develops.

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It was during a meeting with Roger Nkodo Dang, PAP President, that President Kikwete praised South Africa.

“South Africa is the second-youngest democratic country on the continent. However, the way they have performed so far as they prepared to hold their elections is outstanding.
“This is impressive and must be adopted for a better continent. There is no violence but only competition and peace. We are indeed impressed.”

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Tanzanian president praises SA's democracy, says Africa should learn

Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete - he is impressed with SA's conduct during the 2019 elections. (Image Source: Twitter/@jmkikwete)
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While the Tanzanian president may be impressed, the election hasn't gone without its share of problems.

Protests caused chaos on Election Day, and a recent report claims that there was almost nefarious involvement from the Russians.

Problems with voters turned away at voting stations have also caused frustration.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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