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Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu Witnesses Inauguration Ceremony of South Africa’s President, Ramaphosa

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Nigeria’s President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday withessed the inauguration ceremony of Cyril Ramaphosa, as the 5th President of South Africa in the country

Cyril Ramaphosa’s reelection as South Africa’s president in 2024 is a tale of political maneuvering and coalition-building.

Despite his African National Congress (ANC) party losing its majority for the first time in 30 years, Ramaphosa secured a second term through a historic coalition.

During his inauguration at about 12: 22pm l.ocal time, Ramaphosa in his oath taking, administered by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, assured the citizens of South Africa that he would be faithful, and uphold the Constitution.

He said “In the presence of everyone assembled here, and in full realisation of the high calling I assume as President of the Republic of South Africa, I, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, swear that I will be faithful to the Republic of South Africa and will obey, observe, uphold and maintain the Constitution and all other law of the Republic.

He further pledged that ” I solemnly and sincerely promise that I will always promote all that will advance the Republic and oppose all that may harm it, protect and promote the rights of all South Africans, discharge my duties with all my strength and talents to the best of my knowledge and ability and true to the dictates of my conscience, do justice to all and devote myself to the wellbeing of the Republic and all its people”..

The inauguration ceremony of President Cyril Ramaphosa was attended by a number of dignitaries and world leaders. Some of the notable attendees included: President Bola Tinubu of Nigeria, President Emerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe, King Mswati III of Eswatini, Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga of Kenya.

Additionally, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua represented Kenya at the event.

The ceremony was a significant occasion, marking the start of President Ramaphosa’s second term and the beginning of a new chapter in South Africa’s democracy.

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