Cyril Ramaphosa Sworn In As South Africa’s New President
President of African National Congress, ANC, the Republic of South Africa’s governing political party, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been sworn in as the President of the Rainbow Nation.
Ramaphosa was confirmed as the new President of South Africa on Thursday, February 15 by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng just hours after the scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma resigned from office.
“I truly feel humbled to have been given this great privilege of being able to serve our people,” Ramaphosa said in an address to members of parliament moments after he was confirmed as President.
The new South African President pledged to act as a “servant of our people” and said he intended to lead with “humility, faithfulness and dignity.”
“I will try to work very hard not to disappoint the people of South Africa,” Ramaphosa added as supporters of the new President sang and danced outside the National Assembly following his speech.
Meanwhile, Ramaphosa’s announcement as South Africa’s President was met with cheers by some members of the National Assembly in Cape Town, though members of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party walked out of the chamber in protest during the debate.
Ramaphosa who has been the leader of the ruling African National Congress party since December 2017, was the only candidate nominated during a session of parliament.