Ramaphosa, Lungu call on DRC to release presidential poll results

A Congo's Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) official holds a ballot of Martin Fayulu during the counting of presidential elections ballots.

A Congo's Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) official holds a ballot of Martin Fayulu during the counting of presidential elections ballots.

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Zambian counterpart are calling on the DRC to release results of the country's Presidential poll. 

Zambian President Edgar Lungu who is also the SADC chairperson for the Organ on Politics, Defence, and Security Cooperation has briefed Ramaphosa.

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The two heads of state are calling on the Congolese to remain calm.

The electoral commission has been meeting all night and results are expected soon.

Earlier today riot police was deployed outside the commission's headquarters in Kinshasa.

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The December 30 poll was meant to lead to the country's first democratic transfer of power.

But opposition parties say it was marred by fraud.

The UN’s security council is due to meet on Friday for a special session over the situation in the DRC.

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eNCA