- President Cyril Ramaphosa took to Twitter to congratulate US president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris for their election victory
- Ramaphosa said that South Africa would be looking forward to working with them to deepen the bonds of friendship and cooperation
- Other African leaders also gave their good wishes to Harris and Biden, hoping that the victory would make way for stronger relations for the continent with the USA
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has given his good wishes to newly elected US president Joe Biden and his vice-president Kamala Harris.
"We congratulate President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and the American people on your election," he tweeted.
Ramaphosa added that South Africa looks forward to working with them whilst deepening the bonds of friendship and cooperation.
Other African leaders also shared congratulatory messages to Joe Biden for his win. Nigeria's leader Muhammadu Buhari described Biden's election as US president as calling for a greater engagement with Africa.
"Your election is a significant reminder that democracy is the best form of government because it offers the people the opportunity to change their government by peaceful means," he said in a statement.
Buhari also said that the most powerful people are not the politicians but are rather the voters who decide the fate of candidates at the voting booth.
Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat said that the Africa Union was looking forward to stronger relations with the USA. It is quite clear that Africa is hoping that this election will positively impact the continent's relationship with the USA.
In other news, Briefly.co.za previously reported that an ecstatic Kamala Harris called Joe Biden to celebrate the good news. With a smile on her face and her feet drawing shapes on the sand, the projected vice president-elect let out a huge, “we did it!”. She picked her phone, quickly punched in president-elect Joe Biden’s number and casually brushed her hair to the back as she told him the good news.
“We did it. We did it, Joe. You are going to be the next president of the United States of America,” she said.
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