February 15, 2018 / 12:49 PM / in a year

Cyril Ramaphosa elected President of South Africa

Acting President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa listens to debate in Parliament in Cape Town in Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Cyril Ramaphosa was elected President of South Africa by parliament on Thursday after Jacob Zuma resigned overnight, heeding orders of the ruling African National Congress to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power.

Ramaphosa, 65, has put the focus on rooting out corruption and revitalizing economic growth.

Reporting by Wendell Rolf; Writing by James Macharia; Editing by Ed Cropley

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