All set for Ramaphosa's inauguration on Wednesday

All set for Ramaphosa's inauguration on Wednesday

All eyes will be in Pretoria on Wednesday, for the presidential inauguration of Cyril Ramaphosa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa at election results announcement 2024

Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzho Ntshaveni says all is set for the swearing in ceremony at the Union Buildings.

She briefed the media on their preparations yesterday.

Ramaphosa will be sworn-in  by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo at 11 in the morning.

Ntshavheni says the South African Air Force  will perform a salute flight  and a 21 gun salute. 

"The South African National Defence Force will perform the ceremonial elements of the inauguration as they place their allegiance to both the Republic and Commander in Chief." 

International Relations, Minister Naledi Pandor says invitations have been sent to several heads of state, 

"A large number of the invitations have gone to heads of state of the SADC region, central and east Africa as well as all the chairpersons of the regional economic and of course the chairperson of the African Union Commission, the President of the Pan African Parliament those would be the guests." 

Outgoing Police Minister Bheki Cele says security will be beefed up. 

"All other things that might be there to threaten if there are, the NatJoints who are working on the scene, and are satisfied with everything in order. Come the 19th, the president will be inaugurated."   

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