Media Statement

12 September 2022

Deputy President Mabuza to attend the inauguration of the President-elect of Kenya

Deputy President David Mabuza has departed to Nairobi, Kenya to attend the inauguration of President-elect, HE William Samoei Ruto, taking place on 13 September 2022.

President-elect Ruto invited President Ramaphosa, who has since delegated the Deputy President to represent the Government and people of South Africa at the inauguration.

South Africa and Kenya enjoy strong bilateral relations, which are mutually beneficial and underpinned by common values and principles.

The inauguration follows the peacefully held national elections on 9 August 2022, wherein HE Mr Ruto received the majority of votes to become the fifth democratically elected president of the Republic of Kenya.




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