Cyril Ramaphosa appoints Angie Motshekga as Acting President

South Africa's cabinet member appointed as acting President

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Ms Angie Motshekga as the Acting Head of State.

Motshekga who is the country’s Minister of Basic Education, will serve as President in acting capacity for one day.

 “The appointment has been made in view of the President’s visit today to Lusaka, Zambia, to attend the State Funeral Service for the late President Kenneth Kaunda,” said South Africa’s Presidency.

Deputy President David Mabuza who would have acted as President is currently in hospital in Russia.

President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Motshekga to serve as president on Friday, July 2, 2021.

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Lawrence Baraza is a prolific writer with competencies in Digital Media, Print, and Broadcast. Baraza is also a Communication Practitioner currently spearheading Digital content on Metropol TV's Digital Desk.

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