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  • Cyril Ramaphosa takes the oath of office at his inauguration as South African president, at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa May 25, 2019.

    Cyril Ramaphosa takes the oath of office at his inauguration as South African president, at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa May 25, 2019. | Photo: Reuters

Published 25 May 2019

Many believe the new cabinet will be a sign of how Ramaphosa is going to deliver his promises.

Newly elected South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce his cabinet Sunday, opting for a more intimate, affordable and efficient team of advisers than seen in previous administrations, teleSUR correspondent Matuba Mahlatjie reports.

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Ramaphosa made the announcement to thousands of cheering supporters gathered in Loftus stadium in Pretoria, where the inauguration ceremony was being held. The large number of attendees forced organizers to move the ceremony from the traditional locale in the state Union Building, where President Mandela and Thabo Mbeki were inaugurated in 1994 and 1999.

Delegates and representatives from across the East African region were present at the ceremony in a show of solidarity with the large southern nation.

Although Vice President David Mabuza was also sworn in, he requested an early departure from the ceremony due to some bad blood with the current party, the African National Congress (ANC).

Tension surrounds Ramaphosa’s incoming administration as his supporters butt heads with loyalists of former President Jacob Zuma, who is currently on trial for corruption charges.

The next five years may be a turbulent time for the new president, but he has promised to boost economic growth, fight corruption and foster social justice. Many believe the new cabinet will be a sign of how Ramaphosa is going to deliver his promises.Many believe the new cabinet will be a sign of how Ramaphosa is going to deliver his promises.

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