Addressing the students of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute in Pretoria, Mbeki said it was worrying that long before the Zimbabwean elections, some forces sought to discredit them.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s opposition, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), says it is ready to challenge the election results.
This after President Robert Mugabe won the presidential poll with over 61 % of the vote, while his Zanu-PF party obtained a two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections.
Both the United States and Britain have expressed doubts over the credibility of the presidential and parliamentary elections. US American Secretary of State, John Kerry, says he does not believe the official results represent a credible expression of the will of the people.
President Jacob Zuma has congratulated President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF on their election success.
MDC spokesperson, Douglas Mwonzora says they party has serious concerns.