JOHANNESBURG, February 15 – Cyril Ramaphosa, the newly elected leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) will become South Africa’s new president Thursday afternoon.
Deputy President Ramaphosa became acting president Wednesday night after Jacob Zuma threw in the towel a say after the ANC recalled the scandal-ridden Zuma and made it clear that if he did not resign he would face a no-confidence motion in Parliament.
The motion brought by the Economic Freedom Fighters and joined by the ANC had been scheduled for Thursday afternoon, but will now no longer take place because Zuma has resigned.
Parliament will instead convene to install a new president.
All indications are that the Ramaphosa, who leads the majority party, will be voted in as the new president.
– African News Agency (ANA)