WATCH: President Ramaphosa takes oath of office

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New president to be elected on Thursday

New president to be elected on Thursday

 

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CAPE TOWN - President Cyril Ramaphosa was officially sworn in by the Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng, on Thursday afternoon. 

Earlier in the day, Ramaphosa was officially elected to the position of President in parliament following former President Jacob Zuma&39;s resignation on Wednesday evening. 

WATCH: Parliament elects Cyril Ramaphosa as President

Ramaphosa is to deliver the State of the Nation (Sona) address on Friday after it was postponed earlier in the month.