South African President Jacob Zuma was on Saturday sworn into office for a second term, following his party’s victory at the just ended polls.
The African National Congress (ANC) won a commanding victory in the general election on 7 May.
The ceremony was attended by more than 4000 heads of state in Pretoria including Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan, and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni..
The expected formality of the re-election was disturbed only by MPs from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), who turned up at parliament in red overalls and hardhats.
Mr Zuma took the oath of office after prayers opened the ceremony at 11:00 local time (09:00 GMT).
Zuma is expected to announce his new cabinet on Sunday.
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