Cyril Ramaphosa

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Cyril Ramaphosa
Mr. Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General with H. E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President, South Africa (cropped).jpg
5th President of South Africa
Assumed office
15 February 2018
DeputyDavid Mabuza
Preceded byJacob Zuma
Chairperson of the African Union
Assumed office
10 February 2020
Preceded byAbdel Fattah el-Sisi
President of the African National Congress
Assumed office
18 December 2017
DeputyDavid Mabuza
Preceded byJacob Zuma
7th Deputy President of South Africa
In office
26 May 2014 – 15 February 2018
PresidentJacob Zuma
Preceded byKgalema Motlanthe
Succeeded byDavid Mabuza
Deputy President of the African National Congress
In office
18 December 2012 – 18 December 2017
PresidentJacob Zuma
Preceded byKgalema Motlanthe
Succeeded byDavid Mabuza
Secretary General of the African National Congress
In office
1 March 1991 – 18 December 1997
PresidentNelson Mandela
Preceded byAlfred Baphethuxolo Nzo
Succeeded byKgalema Motlanthe
Personal details
Born
Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa

(1952-11-17) 17 November 1952 (age 67)
Soweto, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Political partyAfrican National Congress
Spouse(s)
Tshepo Motsepe (m. 1996)
Nomazizi Mtshotshisa
(m. 1991; div. 1993)
Hope Ramaphosa
(m. 1978; div. 1989)
Children5
ParentsSamuel Ramaphosa
Erdmuth Ramaphosa
Alma materUniversity of Limpopo
University of South Africa
Net worthUS$450 million
WebsiteFoundation website Presidency website

Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa (born 17 November 1952) is a South African politician. He is the 5th and current President of South Africa since the resignation of Jacob Zuma on 14 February 2018.

Ramaphosa was an anti-apartheid activist, trade union leader and businessman.[1] Ramaphosa served as Deputy President of South Africa under Zuma from 2014 to 2018.[2] He was elected as President of the African National Congress (ANC) at the ANC National Conference in Nasrec, South of Johannesburg in December 2017.

On February 10, 2020, Ramaphosa became Chairperson of the African Union.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ramaphosa declares ownership of 31 properties". Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  2. Ferreira, Emsie (25 May 2014). "Few surprises in Zuma's new Cabinet". News24. SAPA. Retrieved 25 May 2014.