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Museveni in South Africa for Ramaphosa Inauguration

President Yoweri Museveni this morning arrived in Pretoria, South Africa for the inauguration ceremony of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Ramaphosa, who last year took over leadership after the resignation of President Jacob Zuma, was elected to his first full term earlier this month, following the ANC’s victory in the general election.

His inauguration is taking place at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.

President Museveni is joining a number of other African Heads of State for the event.

Among those expected in attendance is DRC President Félix Tshisekedi, and Zimbabwe’s Emerson Mnangagwa who recently took over the reins from Robert Mugabe.

Tanzania leader John Pombe Magufuli, Salva Kiir of South Sudan, as well as the leaders of neighbouring Lesotho and Eswatini have all arrived for the inauguration.

In a short message, President Museveni congratulated the people of South Africa and the African National Congress party upon the victory and inauguration, and said he looked forward to further collaboration between Uganda and South Africa.

More than 32,000 people are expected to attend the inauguration.

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The event coincides with Africa Day, which is marked every May 25 to commemorate the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity in 1963.

 

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