IN PICTURES: Ramaphosa receives hero's welcome into presidency

FILE: President Cyril Ramaphosa with the outgoing leader of the IFP, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, after the swearing-in. Buthelezi had been delayed by a flight change.

JOHANNESBURG - Cyril Ramaphosa was officially elected as South Africa's fifth democratically elected state president on Thursday. 

The National Assembly voted unanimously for his appointment as the next president, following former president Jacob Zuma's resignation on Wednesday.

Ramaphosa is set to deliver his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) in Parliament on Friday evening.

FILE: DA leader Mmusi Maimane gets up close and personal to congratulate newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa in the National Assembly.

FILE: Ramaphosa is congratulated by members of opposition parties.

FILE: Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng with the sworn-in president, Cyril Ramaphosa, outside Parliament. Photos: GCIS



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