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South Africa's President Ramaphosa vows 'new era' at inauguration



 Cyril Ramaphosa taking the oath of office o nMay 25 Image copyright
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Cyril Ramaphosa taking the oath of office
                

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has brought about "hope and renewal" as he was inaugurated at a stage in the capital of Pretoria.

The African National Congress (ANC) leader to tackle corruption and rejuvenate the struggling economy.

He was elected earlier this month with a majority of 57.5%, the smallest since the party came to power 25 years ago

Mr Ramaphosa initially took over from Jacob Zuma in 201

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  • Mr Ramaphosa is the country's fourth democratically elected president since apartheid ended in 1994.

    "This is a defining moment for a young nation like ours, "the president said in his speech in front of 32,000 people at the rugby stadium in Pretoria.

    "No longer any person in this country who will be unable to meet their basic needs," he promised.

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    Crowds waved by the South African flag as President Ramaphosa was sworn in
                    


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