By Dipo Olowookere
Following the resignation of Mr Jacob Zuma on Wednesday as the President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected to replace him.
Mr Ramaphosa was elected the new South African President on Thursday by the nation’s 400-member parliament.
The country’s legislature, which is dominated by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, elected Mr Ramaphosa to complete Mr Zuma’s term.
South Africans will head for the polls next year to elect a new leader and the opposition party would look to give the ruling ANC a big fight.
Mr Zuma was forced to leave office yesterday following allegations of corruption against his administration.
Mr Ramaphosa was born in 1952 in Soweto, a township southwest of the Johannesburg city centre, and went on to study law at the University of the North at Turfloop.
In December, 65-year-old new President narrowly defeated Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a former wife of Mr Zuma, in the race to replace him (Mr Zuma) as the head of the ANC.
more recommended stories
UN Release $30m to Avert Acute Hunger in West Africa
By Modupe Gbadeyanka Coordinator of Emergency.
AfDB Scales up Efforts to Accelerate Industrialization in Africa
By Dipo Olowookere The African Development.
South Korea Unveils $5.6b Financial Package for Africa
By Modupe Gbadeyanka The Republic of.
Stakeholders Gear up for St Petersburg International Economic Forum 2018
By Kester Kenn Klomegah The St..