Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s reformist president of the ruling African National Congress has won the country’s election.
The AU on Friday acknowledged the South African general elections as “peaceful, transparent, inclusive and credible.”
The AU Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) said in a statement posted on the AU official website on Friday.
The elections were conducted “in a calm, peaceful and orderly manner” and afforded the people of South Africa the opportunity to exercise their democratic rights of choosing their leaders, the AUEOM said
The South African Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) prepared and conducted the elections “in a professional and transparent manner and in accordance with the relevant laws governing elections in South Africa,” the AUEOM said.