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Jacob Zuma sworn in as South African president

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First published: May 9, 2009, 6:04 PM IST | Updated: May 9, 2009
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Jacob Zuma sworn in as South African president
Zuma is the fourth democratically elected president of South Africa.

Pretoria: Jacob Zuma was sworn in as South Africa's new president on Saturday.Zuma becomes fourth democratically-elected president of the country since the end of apartheid in 1994.

His African National Congress party won a resounding victory in April 22 general elections.

Taking the oath of office administered by Chief Justice Pius Langa, Zuma, 67 - who was elected president by parliament on Wednesday - promised to "obey, observe, uphold and maintain the constitution and all other laws of the republic."

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