WATCH: Parliament elects Cyril Ramaphosa as President

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Democratic Alliance (DA) Federal Leader, Mmusi Maimane, will set out the Partys position ahead of this afternoons National Assembly sitting, which will elect the President of South Africa.

 

 

JOHANNESBURG - Parliament elected Cyril Ramaphosa as President on Thursday afternoon.

According to expectations, the President will be sworn in at 5pm on Thursday. 

ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu told a parliamentary committee meeting that the office of the chief justice has made itself available to officiate in the business of electing a new president.

The election will make way for the State of the Nation Address to be delivered on Friday.

WATCH: President Jacob Zuma resigns

The ANC and opposition parties agreed on Parliament’s programme of action on Wednesday.

They expressed concern over government business being put on hold due to uncertainty over former president Jacob Zuma.

 

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