PRETORIA, The South African government has wished Rwanda and Kenya well as the two countries hold elections.
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, who is representing the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front, is vying for a third term in office, while Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will be seeking a second term at the helm of East Africa's largest economy.
Rwandese went to the polls on Friday whilst Kenyans will vote next Tuesday to choose their president, members of Parliament, county governors and members of county assemblies.
Briefing the media in Pretoria Friday, International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane called for peaceful and credible elections in the two countries.
Africans believes in peace, security and development and principles of free, fair and credible elections. That's what we expect of our fellow (African Union) members. This is the value we have chosen to silence the guns by 2020 in line with the aspirations of the (AU's) Agenda 2063, she added.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK