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Cyril Ramaphosa
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5th President of South Africa
Assumed office
15 February 2018
Acting: 14 February 2018 – 15 February 2018
Preceded by Jacob Zuma
President of the African National Congress
Assumed office
18 December 2017
Deputy David Mabuza
Preceded by Jacob Zuma
Deputy President of South Africa
In office
26 May 2014 – 14 February 2018
President Jacob Zuma
Preceded by Kgalema Motlanthe
Succeeded by David Mabuza
Deputy President of the African National Congress
In office
18 December 2012 – 18 December 2017
President Jacob Zuma
Preceded by Kgalema Motlanthe
Succeeded by David Mabuza
Secretary General of the African National Congress
In office
1991 – 18 December 1997
President Nelson Mandela
Preceded by Alfred Baphethuxolo Nzo
Succeeded by Kgalema Motlanthe
Personal details
Born 17 November 1952 (1952-11-17) (age 67)
Soweto, South Africa
Political party African National Congress
Spouse(s) Tshepo Motsepe
Children 4
Alma mater University of Limpopo
University of South Africa

Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa (born 17 November 1952) is a South African politician. He is the 5th and current President of South Africa since the resignation of Jacob Zuma on 14 February 2018.

Ramaphosa was an anti-apartheid activist, trade union leader and businessman. Ramaphosa served as Deputy President of South Africa under Zuma from 2014 to 2018. He was elected as President of the African National Congress (ANC) at the ANC National Conference in Nasrec, South of Johannesburg in December 2017.

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