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SOUTH AFRICA - 24 May 2019

Kiir arrives in South Africa ahead of Ramaphosa's inauguration

South Sudan President, Salva Kiir Mayardit, on Thursday arrived in South Africa ahead of President-elect, Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration.

Ramaphosa will be inaugurated as South Africa’s sixth democratically elected President tomorrow.

The president’s spokesman, Ateny Wek Ateny, told Radio Tamazuj on Friday that President Kiir will attend Ramaphosa’s inauguration.

“Ramaphosa is a friend of South Sudan and he played a key role in the reunification of the SPLM party,” he said.

Ateny, who is also the presidential press secretary, pointed out that President Kiir will return to the capital Juba after Ramaphosa’s inauguration.

Ramaphosa, who is also the leader of the ANC, will be officially inaugurated in Pretoria on Saturday.