Ramaphosa attends Mnangagwa’s inauguration ceremony


Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa leaves today (Monday) on a working visit to Zimbabwe to attend the inauguration of pres. Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa to attend.

RNews earlier reported that the 80-year-old Mnangagwa was elected for a second term as president with 52.6% of the votes united for him, compared to the 44% that Nelson Chamisa, his main opponent, drew.

Ramaphosa congratulated the government and the people of Zimbabwe on “the harmonious election to elect the national assembly and local government representatives”.

However, foreign observers said the election did not meet regional and international standards.

“South Africa is aware that this election took place in a difficult economic environment due to the heavy sanctions that the people of Zimbabwe continue to unfairly endure,” Vincent Magwenya, Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, said earlier in a statement.

Ramaphosa will be accompanied by Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation.

Mnangagwa’s inauguration ceremony will take place at the national stadium in Harare.