Heads of state, former heads of state and heads of international and regional organisation have started arriving for President-elect, Cyril Ramaphosa’s inauguration at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria.

Among those attending is Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, DRC President Felix Tshisekedi, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni.

His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho and Her Majesty Queen Masenato Seeiso, and His Majesty King Mswati III of the Kingdom of eSwatini  and the African Union Chairperson, Moussa Fakiwill are also attending.

Here is the full list of heads of state, former heads of state and regional organisation:

  • Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, Executive Secretary of SADC
  • HE Mr Moussa Faki, Chairperson on the African Union Commission
  • HE Mr Aristóbulo Istúriz; Former Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • HE Mr Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe, Former Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • HE Mr John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda
  • HE Mr Jakaya Kikwete, Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania
  • HE Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda, Former President of the Republic of Zambia
  • HE Mr Benjamin William Mkapa, Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania
  • HE Joaquim Alberto Chissano, Former President of the Republic of Mozambique
  • HE Mr Firmin Ayessa, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)
  • HE Mr Valdés Mesa, First Vice-President of the Republic of Cuba and Spouse
  • HE Prof Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • HE Mr Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  • HE Mr Julian Nkonghe Bekali, Prime Minister of the Republic of Gabon
  • HE Mr Ntsay Christina, Prime Minister of the Republic of Madagascar and President of COMESA
  • HE Dr Timothy Sylvester Harris, Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis and Chairperson of CARICOM
  • HE Mr Barlen Vyapoory, Acting President of the Republic of Mauritius
  • HE Mr Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Spouse
  • HE Ms Sahle-Work Zewde, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and President of IGAD
  • HE Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana
  • HE Mr Emmerson Mnangagwa, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe
  • HE Mr João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, President of the Republic of Angola and Spouse
  • HE Mr Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia
  • HE Mr Danny Faure, President of the Republic of Seychelles and Spouse
  • HE Mr Brahim Ghali, President of the Sahrawi Arab  Democratic Republic
  • HE Mr Azali Assoumani, President of Union of Comoros
  • HE Dr John Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Spouse
  • HE Mr Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia and Chairperson of SADC and Spouse
  • HE Mr Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique and Spouse
  • HE Mr Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal
  • HE Mr Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan
  • HE Mr Faure Essozimma Gnassingbe, President of the Republic of Togo
  • HE Mr Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda and President of EAC
  • HE Mr Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda
  • His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho and Her Majesty Queen Masenato Seeiso
  • His Majesty King Mswati III of the Kingdom of eSwatini and Spouse