- Joe Biden is predicted to become the 46th president of the United States of America and messages of congratulations have come pouring in
- The EFF released a statement on the election and Julius Malema called Donald Trump a "cry baby"
- The EFF were cautious in their wording and did not congratulate Biden but said that he might earn their praise when he leaves office based on his performance
Saturday night was filled with breaking news as the results of the US elections were predicted by all major news networks, indicating that Democrat Joe Biden had won the election after taking the majority of votes in the key state of Pennsylvania.
South African political parties have not released statements save for the Economic Freedom Fighters who posted a message on Twitter.
Briefly.co.za learned that the EFF were cautious in their response, neither congratulating Biden or making a judgement on the election, instead, the party took the opportunity to cement their position on American foreign policy in Africa and the middle east.
The EFF were cautious in their response, neither congratulating Biden or making a judgement on the election, instead, the party took the opportunity to cement their position on American foreign policy in Africa and the middle east.
The party said that it is too early to congratulate Biden and he will earn his praise when he leaves office based on what he has done while in power.
Julius Malema was more scathing on his response to Donald Trump's constant denial that he was losing the election and vacuous claims that there was massive voter fraud.
Malema called Donald Trump a "cry baby" and urged him to accept defeat.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Former United States ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Samantha Power has compared President Donald Trump to the late Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, who ruled the country with an iron fist from 1980 until he was ousted in a bloodless coup in 2017.
Power who served under the administration of the 44th US President Barack Obama, tweeted on Friday, November 6, that the Republican leader was "going full Robert Mugabe" sparking mixed reactions.
In other news, President Donald Trump has controversially declared himself as the winner of the US presidential election ahead of any official announcement.
Trump who made the declaration on Saturday, November 7, via Twitter, suggested that he won the election by a large margin.
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