ANC Leader Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected as the President of the Republic of South Africa during the National Assembly of the 7th Parliament. Ramaphosa obtained 283 votes. He defeated EFF leader Julius Malema who managed to secure 44 votes.

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On Friday, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo presided over the swearing-in of hundreds of Members of Parliament at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. This was during the first sitting of the National Assembly of the Seventh Parliament. 

NAC member Thoko Didiza was elected Speaker of the National Assembly (NA). The new partnership between the African National Congress, Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Inkatha Freedom Party saw Didiza beat the Economic Freedom Fighters’ Veronica Mente by 284 votes to 49.

ANC Leader Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected as the President of the Republic of South Africa during the National Assembly of the 7th Parliament.
ANC Leader Cyril Ramaphosa

PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA RE-ELECTED TO BE PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA 

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