Did Ramaphosa Resign? Meet The New South Africa Acting President. The Acting President of the Republic of South Africa, Paulus Shipokosa Mashatile, was sworn in by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo on Saturday morning. Vukani Mde, the deputy president’s spokeswoman, has confirmed this information.
President Cyril Ramaphosa had traveled to Bujumbura, Burundi, to attend the 11th High Level Segment of the Regional Oversight Mechanism (ROM) of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Great Lakes Region, the Presidency had earlier announced. On the same day as the summit, it was held.
On February 24, 2013, through a framework brokered by the African Union and the UN, the PSC Framework, also known as the Addis Ababa Agreement, was signed. Its main objective is to stabilize the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has long been marred by bloodshed and strife.
Did Ramaphosa Resign? Meet The New South Africa Acting President
It’s unclear why Ramaphosa was absent from the nation when Mashatile was sworn in as acting president. Nevertheless, it is customary for a deputy president to serve as acting president when the president is absent or unable to carry out their responsibilities.
Mashatile, a prominent member of the African National Congress (ANC), was chosen by Ramaphosa to serve as vice president in May 2022. He formerly held the positions of premier of Gauteng province and treasurer general of the ANC. It is unknown how long Mashatile will hold the office of Acting President and what steps he would take while in it.