Ramaphosa arrives in Mauritania

Johannesburg - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Nouakchott, in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania on Saturday to attend the inauguration ceremony of president-elect Mahomed Ould Abdel Aziz, his spokesperson said.

"The deputy president will represent President Jacob Zuma at the inauguration later today," Ronnie Mamoepa said.

Ramaphosa was expected to be back in South Africa on Sunday morning.

President Jacob Zuma was in America leading a South African delegation to the inaugural United States-Africa Leaders' Summit taking place from 4 August - 6 August in Washington DC.

Aziz was re-elected for a second term with 80% of the votes.

Mamoepa said South Africa has made a constructive contribution in Mauritania to support the implementation of the democratic roadmap undertaken by the military transitional government.

The presidency said earlier that Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa had been sworn-in as acting president, while Zuma and Ramaphosa were abroad.

Petrus Kruger 2014-08-02 07:02:41 PM
wow ! both stooges are gone ... and we get a BLACK women note .. BLACK note a women but a BLACK women President ... shame SA has lost it in its racial divide
Du Toit Grobler 2014-08-02 07:02:44 PM
Onaanvaarbaar dat beide die president en sy adjunk gelyktydig uit die land is - dan kan hulle net sowel abdikeer.
Patrick Saunders 2014-08-02 07:21:16 PM
I wonder if he'll have anything to say about the 600 000 slaves that live in Mauritania. Probably not.
Maru Sebata 2014-08-02 08:00:08 PM
One Africa ! One Family!
Prego George 2014-08-02 08:00:20 PM
The pic the eyes he sees money to make
Prego George 2014-08-02 08:05:36 PM
Cyril had it wrong he thought Lobola and Ebola the same thing
Ricus Von Ellis 2014-08-02 08:12:53 PM
Hi Cyril are are you true to your virtues? Do you have legs or b.....s if so use them.
Jan Jantjies 2014-08-02 08:22:35 PM
wie gee werklik om waar hy is?
Maru Sebata 2014-08-03 07:35:29 AM
One Africa! one family! We need each other ! We mst establish good relations with th rest of Africa ! SA has expertise , MTN , Checkers, Pick & Pay , WBHO etc are operating across th continent , SA farmers were in Congo ! Africa good market 4 SA companies !!
Phil Galpin 2014-08-03 11:16:14 AM
You can imagine Cyril saying 'So this is what an African country looks like! Get me out of here pronto' Well get used to it Cyril because thats what JZ is intending to leave you as your inheritance in 2019. It won't be yours of course (because JZ lies) and he's already promised it to Baleka Mbete as long as she doesn't bring the corruption charges.