Zuma sworn in as South Africa's President for second term


i. Jacob Zuma was sworn in as South African President for a 2nd  term in the presence of thousands of guests in Pretoria.
ii. Mr. Zuma, whose African National Congress won the May 7 elections with 62 per cent of the vote, was sworn in by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng at the government complex Union Buildings.
iii. More than 40 foreign leaders in attendance included the Presidents of Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritius, Madagascar and the Vice-Presidents of Gambia, Angola, Sudan and Gabon.
iv. The ceremony began with a gun salute and inter-faith prayers, followed by a recital of the preamble of the Constitution.
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