President says South Africa faces ‘huge’ challenges, but says ‘they are going to be solved’ [Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters]

Cyril Ramaphosa has been sworn in for a five-year term as South Africa‘s president, with a crucial fight against government corruption ahead of him.

He took the oath of office on Saturday in front of some 30,000 people at a stadium in the capital, Pretoria, with several regional leaders from the Democratic Republic Congo, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and elsewhere in attendance.

“The challenges our country face are huge and real. But they are not insurmountable. They can be solved. And I stand here today saying they are going to be solved,” Ramaphosa said.

The inauguration followed his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party’s 57.5 percent victory in

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