Chairperson of the African Union (AU) and President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has congratulated the newly elected President of Malawi, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera.

In a statement issued on Sunday, Ramaphosa commended Malawi for holding peaceful elections.

The statement reads: “President Ramaphosa has furthermore congratulated all stakeholders for the success of this historic election which followed a Malawi Constitutional Court judgement on 03 January 2020 which called for new elections to be held. Malawians returned to the polls on 23 June 2020.”


Ramaphosa has also recommitted the AU’s continued closer working ties with the government of Malawi to enhance cooperation strengthening economic development and integration.

Below is the full statement: