IN PICTURES: International dignitaries arrive ahead of inauguration

Over 30 000 people will attend president-elect Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration at Loftus stadium on Saturday. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Several international dignitaries have arrived in South Africa ahead of President-elect Cyril Rmaphosa's inauguration at Loftus Stadium on Saturday.

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation posted pictures on social media showing dignitaries including AU Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat and Angola Minister of Foreign Affairs Manuel Domingos Augusto arriving at different airports.

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An estimated 40 heads of state, governments and ministers are expected to be in attendance.

Security is set to be tight with approximately 2,000 officers deployed in and around the stadium, while several roads around the stadium will be closed.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo in charge of Public Service, State Reform, Labor and Social Security Mr Firmin Ayessa, arrives at the Lanseria International Airport.

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Deputy Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo in charge of Public Service, State Reform, Labor and Social Security Mr Firmin Ayessa.

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AU Chair Moussa Faki Mahamat is among the guests arriving at OR Tambo International Airport.

Angola Minister of Foreign Affairs Manuel Domingos Augusto arrives at the Lanseria International Airport.

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President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States Kimberly Reed will represent US President Donald Trump at the presidential inauguration.

 

Tanzania President John Magufuli arrives at the OR Tambo International Airport ahead of RSA Presidential Inauguration on Saturday in Pretoria.

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Deputy Prime Minister of Congo in charge of Public Service, State Reform, Labor and Social Security Mr Firmin Ayessa.

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