Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as new South African President

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A lead negotiator in the transition from apartheid to democracy and one of South Africa's most prominent businessmen, Ramaphosa now leads a government anxious to shed months of political limbo and public frustration that weakened the reputation of the ruling African National Congress party. We need to know what goes on in our country and the president is saying. Zuma denies all wrongdoing.

She also said that "as things stand we have a two-tier education system - a working and effective school system for a small group of children and then a dysfunctional system for the majority of the children".

Newly-elected President Cyril Ramaphosa will begin his speech at 7pm tonight (if the EFF behave), after the pomp and ceremony that most of us have come to enjoy.

The agency said in December that the "new ANC leadership gives prospect of a credit positive policy shift", but noted that a narrow victory for Ramaphosa could complicate efforts to reform the country.

He also said former police commissioner Bheki Cele must replace Police Minister Fikile Mbalula in the new cabinet.

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Ramaphosa promised to "continue to improve the lives of our people", and said he would "work very hard to try to not disappoint the people of South Africa".

Born in Johannesburg's Soweto township in 1952, the son of a policeman, Ramaphosa became a student activist against the apartheid system of white minority rule.

"He used intimidation, charm, humor in rapid succession at the negotiating table", Anthony Butler, a scholar and the author of a biography, 'Cyril Ramaphosa, ' said recently in The Daily Maverick.

He has said his priority is reviving South Africa's battered economy.

Despite being part of Zuma's government, Ramaphosa became an increasingly outspoken critic of the corruption scandals surrounding the president. He sat on many corporate boards and acquired interests in many sectors - including mining, finance, South Africa's McDonald's restaurants and Coca-Cola bottling plants - where his high-level ties to the ANC proved useful.

Zuma resigned reluctantly after his party threatened to oust him via a no-confidence vote in parliament. "People should have allowed him to finish his term in office". Sticking with Zuma would be bad - for everyone - in the next elections in 2019.


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