Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the Speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, on receiving the 2016 Martin Luther King Legacy Award for International Service in Washington DC, in the United States.
Mbete received the award on Sunday.
The Presidency on Monday said the award recognises individuals who have demonstrated distinguished leadership and have made contributions that have had a positive impact in the global community.
“I congratulate Ms Mbete for being honoured with this award, which is named after one of the outstanding leaders of the 20th century.
“This achievement does not only recognise her distinguished service to our nation; it is also an affirmation of the calibre of leadership that South Africa has always and continues to offer to the global community,” said the Presidency.
Mbete is also the National Chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC).