Heads of State from SADC and International guests have started arriving in the country for the inauguration of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The inauguration coincides with Africa Day, formerly African Freedom Day and African Liberation Day.
It’s the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity now known as the African Union on the 25th of May.
On Saturday, Ramaphosa will be inaugurated as the country’s President.
Among the invitees Heads of State from the continent including Angola, DRC, South Sudan, Namibia… International guests include the Vice President of Cuba, American, and the Chinese delegation.
The minister in the Presidency says the inauguration day will also be used to communicate a message of solidarity.
See photos of dignitaries as they’re arriving:
The country’s security cluster is on a high alert as large crowds are expected at Loftus Versveld Stadium in Pretoria where the ceremony will take place.
Members of public are urged to park their vehicles at the Tshwane Events Centre, west of the CBD, where they will be taken to the venue in shuttle coaches.