South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Angie Motshekga as the Acting Head of State. Motshekga who is the country’s Minister of Basic Education, will serve as President in acting capacity for one day.
In a statement by South Africa’s Presidency, “The appointment has been made in view of the President’s visit today to Lusaka, Zambia, to attend the State Funeral Service for the late President Kenneth Kaunda.”
Deputy President David Mabuza who would have acted on behalf of the President is currently on treatment in Russia.
President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Motshekga to serve as president on Friday, July 2, 2021.