- On Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed Parliament for the first time since being elected the new head of state
- In his speech, Ramaphosa called upon unity within different political parties, as he assured them he would put the country first
- He added he would do everything possible to not let the people of South Africa down
In his speech Ramaphosa said the country would be his main priority, adding "South Africa must come first in everything" they do.
Briefly.co.za gathered he added he would work very hard to not disappoint the South African people.
His statements came as he thanked other political leaders for their advice, as well as those who wished him well.
The new head of state also thanked the members for electing him, stating he felt "truly humbled" to be given the privilege to serve the people.
Staying true to his unity ideals, he said he wished to work with all political parties, adding he would begin a series of engagements with them, The Sowetan reported.
He continued by assuring opposing parties that he would always put the country first. Ramaphosa even addressed DA leader Mmusi Maimane, calling on him to put the 2019 elections aside and focus on working together to better the lives of South Africans.
Ramaphosa added he would regularly visit Parliament to exercise his accountability as the president of the Republic.
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