Cyril Ramaphosa Sworn In As President Of South Africa For Second Term

Cyril Ramaphosa Sworn In As President Of South Africa For Second Term

  • On Wednesday, 19 June 2024 Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa was inaugurated as the president of South Africa
  • The president was inaugurated at the Union Buildings in Tshwane, Gauteng by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo in the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre
  • Ramaphosa will now serve his second term as the South African president following Jacob Zuma's resignation in 2018
President Cyril Rampahosa is sworn in as the president of South Africa on Wednesday, 19 June at the Union Buildings in Tshwane
President Cyril Rampahosa was sworn in as the president of South Africa on Wednesday, 19 June at the Union Buildings in Tshwane.
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There was no doubt about the stupendous election result, nor the occasion that it brought as Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa rose to the apex of the seventh administration on Wednesday, 19 June — signalling a new era for South Africa’s democratic dispensation.

That would have been foremost in his mind as Ramaphosa — in for a second term in the presidential hot seat, having scored a mammoth victory against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema — as he raised his right hand to take the oath of office in front of millions of citizens.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration on Wednesday, 19 June 2024 at the Union Buildings in Tshwane
President Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration on Wednesday, 19 June at the Union Building in Tshwane.
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Swearing him in as head of state at the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre for the next five years was Chief Justice Raymond Zondo.

It was the same Zondo, who chaired the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, finalised the marathon sitting and handed a bound dossier to Ramaphosa.

And, as for the president himself, the grey cloud of corruption suspicion that accompanied him to inauguration day, he would hope it stays at bay after another panel chaired by former Constitutional Court Judge Sandile Ngcobo found he had a case to answer.

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Nala Thokozane posted the statement of intent from the ANC on her X account. The statement of intent has 26 clauses divided into the preamble and the modalities of the national government.

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Ramaphosa urges rich nations to help poorer ones in climate fight reported that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday urged rich nations to help save vulnerable ones from climate change, as he made the first state visit of King Charles III's reign.

Addressing UK parliamentarians in the ornate Royal Gallery of the Palace of Westminster, Ramaphosa nodded at the corruption endemic in his country -- including, for his critics, in the presidency itself.

He said his government was striving "to rebuild our economy in the wake of the pandemic and the era of state capture", as he urged the UK government to let in more South African students ahead of talks Wednesday with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

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