Cyril Ramaphosa takes Zuma’s place once again

Written by on February 15, 2018

Former Deputy President and Head of the ANC Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected as President of South Africa.

This marks the second time that Ramaphosa has taken the baton from Former President Jacob Zuma.

In December last year, Ramaphosa was voted as president of the ANC at the party’s 54th national conference, after Zuma announced that he was ready to step down.

Ramaphosa says that he will work very hard not to let South Africa down.

“I would like to thank all members of this Assembly for the honour you have bestowed on me to serve my people,” Ramaphosa said on Thursday at Parliament.

“This is truly a humbling experience.

“One of the things I want to do is to work with all political parties. I would do all this as a servant of our people.

“I would seek to execute that task with humility and dignity,” said Ramaphosa.

His election as president follows Parliament’s announcement that they had received Zuma’s long anticipated resignation letter on Thursday.

 


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