Jacob Zuma sworn in as South African president

May 9th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Pretoria, May 9 (DPA) Jacob Zuma was sworn in as South Africa’s new president here Saturday.
Zuma becomes fourth democratically-elected president of the country since the end of apartheid in 1994.

His African National Congress party won a resounding victory in April 22 general elections.

Taking the oath of office administered by Chief Justice Pius Langa, Zuma, 67 - who was elected president by parliament Wednesday - promised to “obey, observe, uphold and maintain the constitution and all other laws of the republic.”

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