Bonang to keep bubbly flowing at inauguration
BONANG’S bubbly will keep glasses flowing at the inauguration of president-elect Cyril Ramaphosa today.
This week, socialite and TV star Bonang Matheba took to Twitter to announce that her range of Methode Cap Classique (MCC), House of BNG, will be used to toast the event under the theme: “Together celebrating democracy: Renewal and growth for a better South Africa”.
The programme will start at 10.55 am and will be co-directed by former National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete and ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte.
About 4 500 guests from various sectors of society and 32 000 members of the public will be allowed into the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Tshwane to witness the inauguration.
Guests will include representatives from the continental regional economic blocks, former liberation movements, fraternal countries, the African Union, United Nations, members of the Diplomatic corps and eminent persons and former presidents of the Republic.
More than 200 buses from five provinces have been organised by government to transport those who want to attend. Fifteen mini-buses will ferry those with disabilities. According to News24, after Ramaphosa has taken the Oath of Office, as part of the swearing in ceremony performed by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogeong, Ramaphosa will take up a position for the national salute. He will then address the nation, which will be followed by a fly past of the South African Air Force and SAA, as well as a 21-gun salute.
Other members of the public can go to the different viewing sites which have been set up in all provinces. The official viewing in the Umgungundlovu District will held at the New Prison. — WWR.