Cyril Ramaphosa Takes Over As South African President
Cyril Ramaphosa has become South Africa’s president a day after embattled leader Jacob Zuma resigned.
He was the only candidate nominated by the parliament, which is dominated by his African National Congress. MPs broke into song at the announcement.
In his first presidential speech Mr Ramaphosa, 65, said he would tackle the corruption which allegedly became widespread under Mr Zuma.
The ANC had told Mr Zuma, who faces numerous corruption allegations but denies any wrongdoing, to step down or face a vote of no-confidence.