PARLIAMENT, February 15 – Cyril Ramaphosa is South Africa’s new president.
Ramaphosa was elected unopposed at 14h30 in the National Assembly in a session presided over by the country’s chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.
“Only one candidate has been nominated…the nomination is in order, accordingly…I declare the honourable Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa duly elected president…,” Mogoeng said.
MPs from the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and people in the public gallery responded with a standing ovation, followed by singing and waving.
The election in the National Assembly followed the resignation of Jacob Zuma on Wednesday night.
– African News Agency (ANA)