Meet 65years old Cyril Ramaphosa, the newly elected President of South Africa
President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa was moments ago confirmed as the 5th President of South Africa. His emergence as President is as a result of the resignation of Jacob Zuma.
BlackBox Nigeria brings you 5 Quick Facts about President Ramaphosa…
- He is a respected and skillful negotiator and strategist; he was the Chief Negotiator of the African National Congress during South Africa’s transition to Democracy.
- He built the biggest and most powerful trade union in South Africa, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM).
- He is a well known prominent Businessman with an estimated net worth of over $450m with about 31 properties. He has in the past held notable positions in reputable companies such as McDonald’s South Africa, MTN and Lonmin
- Ramaphosa was Nelson Mandela’s choice for future President of South Africa.
- He is married to Tshepo Motsepe with four Children. He is a member of the Venda ethnic group.