- Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration has been hailed as a fresh, positive restart for South Africa
- High-profile figures such as Tokyo Sexwale spoke about the excitement of Ramaphosa’s “new dawn” that he will be bringing to the country
- First deputy secretary general of the SACP reiterated this sentiment of renewal and positivity moving forward
Cyril Ramaphosa has just been inaugurated as the 5th President of South Africa and many are feeling hopefully about his appointment.
At the inauguration event today, many high-profile figures came forward to speak to the media about their positive expectations for Ramaphosa’s years ahead.
Former human settlements minister, Tokyo Sexwale, offered some inspiring words regarding the beginning of South Africa’s “new dawn” under the leadership of Ramaphosa, IOL reported.
“The president has proclaimed that we are in the middle of a dawn. The dawn is not sunrise, it's just the beginning of the light. We must move with the dawn so that we can have the sun shining over South Africa, in all the different corners of the country where people who cannot be here today are,” Sexwale proclaimed.
These words were backed up by South African Communist Party (SACP) first deputy general secretary, Solly Mapaila, who expressed how he was looking forward to seeing how Ramaphosa would lead the country forward, Briefly.co.za gathered.
“We're looking forward to having a committee that's more committed to responding to the needs of our people. This is an exciting period, a period of renewal and we're looking forward to the development of our country,” Mapaila gushed.
To listen to more of what Sexwale had to say at Ramaphosa’s inauguration, see below:
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