Zuma And Ramaphosa Are On Official Trips Outside SA, Check Out Your Acting President


President Jacob Zuma is currently in Uganda to attend the inauguration of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda, which holds today 12 May 2016, in Kampala.

Zuma landed in the East African country on Wednesday evening. On arrival, Zuma had a meeting with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni.

The two African leaders discussed bilateral relations that have grown from the days of anti-apartheid struggle. Uganda and South Africa have enjoyed cordial relations for years.

Both have also entered a number of joint commissions of cooperation including security and economic partnerships.

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This is Zuma’s second visit to Uganda. It is paramount to note that former presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki have also visited the East African country.

Uganda’s President, Museveni, 71, has been in power since 1986, was re-elected and is being inaugurated as President for the fifth time today.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s 92-year-old President, Robert Mugabe, Tanzania’s President Pombe Magufuli and Zambian President Edgar Lungu are some of the other heads of states who will grace the remarkable occasion.

On the other hand, Deputy President Ramaphosa is currently leading the South African delegation to the World Economic Forum Africa in Kigali, Rwanda.

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So, in the absence of the Zuma and Ramaphosa, the presidency announced the Minister of Environmental affairs, Ms Edna Molewa as the Acting President of the Republic.

Last month, President Jacob Zuma was in Iran. He was accompanied by various Cabinet ministers as well as a high-level business delegation.

In a statement from the Presidency, it said Zuma’s visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran would serve to “cement the strong fraternal relations between the two countries that originated during the apartheid era.”

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In March, he was in Nigeria on a two-day working visit. Zuma was in Nigeria in company of his Minister of Trades and Industry, Rob Davies, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Also, Minister for Energy, Tina Joemat-Peterson, Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane went with him.