CONFIRMED: Ramaphosa Is The New President Of South Africa

CAPE TOWN: Parliament has officially elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the new president of the Republic of South Africa, following Jacob Zuma’s resignation. 

Ramaphosa was elected unopposed in the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon.

Ramaphosa was nominated as a candidate by ANC backbencher Patrick Maesela, and the nomination was seconded by his colleague Joan Fubbs.

None of the opposition parties nominated a candidate.

The ANC leader was congratulated by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, who presided over the election.

The election comes a day after Jacob Zuma reluctantly resigned.