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South Africa: New President To be Inaugurated On May 24

Jacob Zuma1The inauguration of the President-elect of the Republic, following the 7 May elections, will take place on the 24thof May 2014, at the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre, Union Buildings in Pretoria, the Acting Minister in the Presidency, Mr Nathi Mthethwa announced today, 23 April 2014.

The inauguration ceremony will follow the election of the President-elect by Parliament, which is anticipated to take place on the 21st of May at the first sitting of the Fifth Parliament in the National Assembly in Cape Town, after the swearing-in of new members of Parliament and the election of the Speaker and Deputy Speaker.

The first sitting of the Fifth Parliament will be convened in terms of section 51 of the Constitution by the Chief Justice of the Republic, Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. The Chief Justice will also preside over the election of the Speaker in terms of section 52 of the Constitution.

Last year, President Jacob Zuma appointed an Inter-Ministerial Committee to plan for the inauguration ceremony.

“We are satisfied with the progress made thus far. The logistical arrangements are proceeding well and we look forward to an exciting and successful inauguration ceremony,’’ said Minister Mthethwa.

Details of the ceremony will be made available in due course.


By: SA Presidency

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