S.Africa's Ramaphosa vows corruption fight

February 16, 2018

South Africa has appointed Cyril Ramaphosa as president after Jacob Zuma resigned.

Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected president of South Africa by the country's parliament, a day after scandal-tainted Jacob Zuma was forced to resign.

Ramaphosa, who was deputy president under Zuma and is also president of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), has pledged to fight the corruption and nepotism that tarnished Zuma's almost two terms in office.

Thursday's election was mostly ceremony, as Ramaphosa was the only candidate.

The two main opposition parties, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the Democratic Alliance (DA), both refused to vote for Ramaphosa, however. As parliament began to sit, EFF members became disruptive and eventually walked out.

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