Zuma sworn in for second term as South Africa president

South African President Jacob Zuma takes the oath during his inauguration ceremony at the Union Buildings in Pretoria May 24, 2014South African President Jacob Zuma vowed to spearhead a “radical social economic transformation” as he was sworn in for a second term before dignitaries and a cheering crowd of thousands on Saturday. The ceremony took place in the amphitheatre of Pretoria’s English colonial-style Union Buildings — the seat of government — where just five months before Nelson Mandela’s body lay in state. Zuma paid tribute to the former leader and founder of the nation, hailing the work he did to transform South Africa from international pariah to toast of the world. Kings, presidents and prime ministers from across Africa, including Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan, but none from Europe or North America, looked on.

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