The Nelson Mandela Foundation says president-elect Joe Biden and Vice-president-elect, Kamala Harris, fought a difficult but ultimately successful campaign.
The foundation says they face a tough task of undoing the deepening of prejudice and hatred during the Trump years.
Statement: Congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harrishttps://t.co/i3hVGBfNxC
— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) November 8, 2020
President Cyril Ramaphosa says he looks forward to working with US president-elect Joe Biden in tackling tough global problems.
Ramaphosa says that the challenges include the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, human rights and global security.
We congratulate President-Elect @JoeBiden and Vice President @KamalaHarris and the American people on your election. We look forward to working with you and deepening our bonds of friendship and cooperation. pic.twitter.com/aajOxmL8KI
— Cyril Ramaphosa ?? #StaySafe (@CyrilRamaphosa) November 7, 2020
South Africa congratulates US president-elect Joe Biden:
Democrat Biden, has already started setting up his team to take over from Republican incumbent, Donald Trump, in mid-January. However, Trump has yet to concede defeat.
Meanwhile, the African National Congress (ANC) says it hopes there will no constitutional crisis in the US.
Celebrations continued into the night after Biden and his deputy, Harris, won the poll.
Biden has since vowed to unite the country.
Speaking to the SABC during a campaign trail in Kagiso west of Johannesburg, ANC secretary-general, Ace Magashule, said they were hopeful that sanity would prevail in the US.
President Ramaphosa and other world leaders congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris: