South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga to serve as the country’s Acting President on Friday, July 2.
President Ramaphosa is currently undertaking a working visit to the Republic of Zambia to attend the State Funeral Service of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, founding President of the Republic of Zambia.
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The move to appoint Motshekga comes as Deputy President David Mabuza took ‘a few days off’ to seek medical consultation in Russia.
Ramaphosa will deliver a message of support to the Zambian people on behalf of the government and people of South Africa.
Following the passing of Dr. Kaunda, the South African Government declared a period of mourning for 10 days with the National Flag flying at half-mast at all flag stations.