Election

One Of South Africa's Wealthiest Businessmen Replaces The Ousted President

5 monthes ago   |   By

A wealthy businessman, who was a close ally of Nelson Mandela's , took over on Thursday as South Africa's new leader.
SEE ALSO: South Africa President Jacob Zuma Resigned Under Pressure From His Party
Parliament confirmed Cyril Ramaphosa as the nation's new president hours after Jacob Zuma resigned his presidency on Wednesday under pressure from leaders of his own ruling African National Congress. Zuma, who was elected president in 2009, was mired in several corruption scandals. ANC lawmakers congratulated Ramaphosa as they try to take the party in a new direction.
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Ramaphosa elected SA president, vows anti-corruption fight

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Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as South Africa's president in a parliamentary vote on Thursday and pledged to tackle endemic corruption after scandal-ridden Jacob Zuma resigned on orders from the ruling African National Congress. Laura Frykberg reports.
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Mandela's Favored Heir Ramaphosa Takes Power in South Africa

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He's been dubbed over the years as the best leader South Africa never had.
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Cyril Ramaphosa sworn in as South Africa's president

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Cyril Ramaphosa elected new South African president in the wake of ex-leader Jacob Zuma's resignation.
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The Latest: Ramaphosa takes oath as South Africa's president

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JOHANNESBURG - The Latest on South Africa's leadership transition : 5:30 p.m. Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the oath of office as South Africa's president after his election in parliament. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng presided over the swearing-in ceremony on Thursday at the presidential office in Cape Town. Mogoeng congratulated Ramaphosa and shook his hand as onlookers applauded. Ramaphosa replaced Jacob Zuma, who resigned late Wednesday after the ruling party instructed him to leave office following years of corruption scandals.
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South Africa: Ramaphosa's major challenges after Zuma

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After the celebrations of Ramaphosa's election die down, focus will shift to what needs to be done to improve life for South Africans.
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The Latest: South Africa police seek fugitive in graft probe

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JOHANNESBURG - The Latest on South Africa's leadership transition : 5 p.m. South African authorities say they are seeking to arrest a key member of a business family accused of using its links to former president Jacob Zuma to secure state contracts. Police tell local media that they consider Ajay Gupta to be a fugitive after he failed to turn himself in following contact between his lawyers and authorities.
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Cyril Ramaphosa elected as president of South Africa after Zuma departure

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African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in as South Africa's new president, following his predecessor Jacob Zuma's departure Wednesday night after a long power struggle.
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The Latest: Cyril Ramaphosa elected new South African leader

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JOHANNESBURG - The Latest on South Africa's leadership transition : 2:40 p.m. Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the resignation of Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa was the only candidate nominated for election in the parliament on Thursday after opposition parties said they would not participate. The opposition instead unsuccessfully called for the dissolution of the National Assembly and early elections.
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