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The United Nations should consider dispatching a mediating team to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in order to maintain peace when the final election outcome is announced, South African foreign minister said on Sunday.

Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, said in a press conference that sending mediators would result in an amicable solution to the disputed Dec. 30 presidential elections.

“Our position is that we would like the UN to send a team of mediators to the DRC so that whenever the results are announced and there’s an outcome of the Constitutional court, there’s a team of mediators there to ensure that we can keep calm,” she said.

Sisulu’s remarks came after opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi was announced the winner during the recent DRC’s election, but another opposition candidate Martin Fayulu filed an application to Constitutional Court to challenge the results, demanding a manual recount of the votes.

Sisulu said that the legal challenge by Fayulu must be allowed to unfold and be finalized.

Minister Sisulu also lauded the DRC’S peaceful election, noting that Congolese people deserved peace.

“We are very happy that this has been a peaceful election… We as an African continent deserve to have peace like any continent. It is an essential part of any democratic process.” Enditem



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