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President Zuma Congratulates George Weah On Liberia Election Victory

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated former FIFA World Football Player of the Year, George Weah, on his victory in the Liberian presidential run-off held on Tuesday.

Weah won 12 of the 15 counties in the west African country’s elections.

Former footballer George Weah speaks to journalists after casting his ballot for the second round of presidential elections on December 26, 2017 at a polling station in Monrovia. Picture: AFP

The former AC Milan striker becomes the 25th president of the country.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, President Zuma praised the country for conducting the presidential run-off in a peaceful manner, saying that it signified another positive step towards deepening democracy in Africa.

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