August 3, 2018 / 5:52 AM / 2 months ago

South African President Ramaphosa appeals to Zimbabweans to accept poll results

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa urged all Zimbabweans on Friday to accept the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa as president after a poll marred by violence.

FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa casts his ballot as he votes in the general election at Sherwood Park Primary School in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe July 30, 2018. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

“President Ramaphosa has appealed to all political leaders and the people of Zimbabwe to accept the outcome of the election and should they have challenges, they must follow legal remedies provided for in the constitution and electoral law,” the presidency said in a statement.

Ramaphosa is also the Chairperson the Southern African Development Community.

Reporting by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Editing by Paul Tait

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