South Africa’s Ramaphosa Vows To Fight Corruption

Newly elected President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has said his first duty as the No 1 citizen of the country is to confront endemic corruption and supervise mismanagement in state-owned enterprises.

Cyril  was elected president in a parliamentary vote yesterday after the resignation of scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma, on orders from the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

Ramaphosa will serve out the remainder of Zuma’s term until 2019 elections. Seen as an ally of Zuma, Ramaphosa was appointed deputy president in 2014.

Ramaphosa, while giving his pledge promised to work hard “not to disappoint the people of South Africa.”

He also said one of the first things he wants to do is have a meeting with the leaders of other political parties “so we can try and find a way of working together.” He said he will outline his policies in a state of the nation address tomorrow evening.

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