February 15th: How South Africa is waking up to a new era

February 15th: How South Africa is waking up to a new era

Following the resignation of Jacob Zuma as South Africa's President on 14 February, South Africa has woken up to a new era on 15 February.

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Cyril Ramaphosa is set to be elected as Zuma's successor by the National Assembly on Thursday, Briefly.co.za understands.

He hit the ground running with an early morning run at the Sea Point promenade in Cape Town. Fellow joggers, including former Minister Trevor Manuel, posed for photos with him.

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South Africans and other nationals also took to social media to express optimism about the future through the hashtags #ZumaResigns and #ZumaHasFallen.

While Ramaphosa appears almost certain to be elected as President, speculation is rife as to who will emerge as Deputy President.

Speaking to ENCA, political analyst Dumisani Hlope said:

My gut feel is that it's likely to be a woman. My suspicion is it could be the likes of Lindiwe Sisulu or Naledi Pandor. It wouldn't make sense to put Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma there simply because she contested.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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