Botswana, SADC congratulate new Seychelles president

Newly elected president of the Seychelles, Wavel Ramkalawan, the 5th president of the island nation.

Photo credit: Rassin Vannier | AFP

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi sent a congratulatory message to Seychelles' newly-elected President Wavel Ramkalawan.

Masisi, also chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, said the bloc applauds Seychelles for its peaceful election campaign.

"This is a reflection of the political maturity of the country," said Masisi.

Seychelles held presidential and national assembly elections from October 22 to 24. 

The SADC comprises Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, eSwatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

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