South African President Jacob Zuma has been sworn into office for a second term of five years.
A major victory ceremony held at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday, drew more than 4,000 guests and several heads of state, including Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan.
Taking his oath of office, Zuma promised “economic transformation” would be the focus of his governance, while vowing to support “broad-based black economic empowerment”.
As part of the ceremony, guests were treated to a 90-minute cultural show that included performances from local musicians and dancers and an air show by South African Airways.
Those that could not get into the Union Buildings watched on big screens set up throughout the capital.
Zuma overwhelmingly won the May 7 Presidential election on the platform of his African National Congress, ANC, by 62 per cent of the votes.
Since South Africa’s first democratic elections in 1994, the ANC have dominated South African politics claiming victory at all five elections.