Unic Press UK: Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in as President of the Republic of South Africa.
The colorful Presidential Inauguration attended by many foreign leaders, was held at The Loftus Versfeld Stadium – a rugby and football stadium situated in the Arcadia suburb of Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.
In attendance at the ceremony were foreign heads of state from more than forty countries and many other dignitaries from within and beyond the shores of South Africa.
“This is a defining moment for our young nation. Today is the choice of history. It is through our actions now that we will determine our destiny… Let us forge a compact for growth and economic opportunity, for productive lands and viable communities, for knowledge, for innovation, and for services that are affordable, accessible and sustainable… And I pledge here today that I will serve you, I will work with you, side by side, to build the South Africa that we all want and deserve,” Mr Ramaphosa said in his inaugural speech.
Ramaphosa, who became the President of the Republic of South Africa in 2018 after Jacob Zuma was forced to resign by the ruling party African National Congress (ANC), was elected as president in the General Elections held in South Africa on May 8, 2019. In line with the South African Constitution, an elected president is eligible to serve a maximum of two five-year terms.