President Mnangagwa joins 21 Heads of State for Ramaphosa’s inauguration

19 Jun, 2024 - 10:06 0 Views
President Mnangagwa joins 21 Heads of State for Ramaphosa’s inauguration

The Sunday Mail

Gibson Nyikadzino

Zimpapers Politics Hub

President Mnangagwa is in Pretoria, South Africa, joining 21 other African Heads of State attending President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration at the Union Buildings today.

According to President-elect Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, Mr Vincent Magwenya, other countries will be represented by Prime Ministers or Cabinet ministers.

African Heads of State attending the inauguration include Senegal’s Bassirou Diomaye Faye, Liberia’s Joseph Boakai, Namibia’s Nangolo Mbumba, Nigeria’s Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Kenya’s William Ruto, Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan, Mauritius’s Prithvirajsing Roopun and two Kings – Lesotho’s Letsie III and Eswatini’s Mswati III.

Others are Mauritania’s Mohamed Ould Ghazouani, Comoros’ Azali Assoumani, Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Felix Tshisekedi, Madagascar’s Andry Rajoelina, Botswana’s Mokgweetsi Masisi, Angola’s João Lourenço, Mozambique’s Filipe Nyusi, Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Togo’s Faure Gnassingbé, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Republic of Congo’s Denis Sassou Nguesso and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda.

Countries from the BRICS bloc, China and Brazil, are sending envoys.

Cuba’s Vice-President Salvador Valdés Mesa confirmed attending, while other countries will be represented by their Ambassadors in Pretoria.

Mr Magwenya said South Africa was expecting a high-level representation from the State of Palestine.

President-elect Ramaphosa’s inauguration comes after he was voted in by 283 Parliamentarians last week Friday.

 

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