32,000 expected at Ramaphosa's inauguration

About 32,000 people are expected to attend the president's inauguration next week Saturday.

JOHANNESBURG - For the first time, the president's inauguration will not be held at the Union Buildings but at Loftus Versfeld Stadium. 

About 32,000 people are expected to attend President Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration next week Saturday.

These will include heads of states, SADC ambassadors and representatives from the different business sector.

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Minister in the Presidency Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gave an update on the readiness for the event.

"We expect some 22,000 [people] will come from the neighbouring provinces and the bulk from Gauteng," said Dlamini-Zuma.

Following Ramaphosa's inauguration, 400 Members of Parliament will be sworn into the National Assembly next week.

He's promised the new government will have a zero-tolerance to fraud and corruption

"Corruption got in the way, patronage got into the way and not focusing on the needs of our people got into the way," said Ramaphosa.

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The ANC will be returning with a smaller majority of 230 seats.

They have lost 19 seats in this election, while the EFF has gained that same number.

The official opposition, the DA, has also had its presence trimmed by five seats.

But the IFP with 14, and the Freedom Front Plus with 10 seats will be taking up more space to round out the top 5 parties.


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