Gallery: Jacob Zuma’s inauguration

 

Jacob Zuma was inaugurated as South Africa’s fourth president of the democratic era on Saturday 9 May 2009 at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

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An aerial view of the crowds gathered to watch the inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
(Image: The Presidency)

 

 

An aerial view of the crowds gathered to watch the inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
(Image: The Presidency)

 

An aerial view of the crowds gathered to watch the inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
(Image: The Presidency)

An aerial view of the crowds gathered to watch the inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
(Image: The Presidency)

 

An aerial view of the crowds gathered to watch the inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
(Image: The Presidency)

 

An aerial view of the crowds gathered to watch the inauguration at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
(Image: The Presidency)

 

Crowds of people gathered on the Union Buildings lawns to watch the inauguration on giants screens.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

 

Crowds of people gathered on the Union Buildings lawns to watch the inauguration on giants screens.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

 

The podium awaits the arrival of the dignitaries.
(Image: Khanyi Magubane, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

 

On a rainy day, the dignitaries arrive.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

 

Designed by architect Sir Herbert Baker and completed in 1913 – three years after the formation of the Union of South Africa – the Union Buildings are the official seat of government of the Republic of South Africa and house the offices of the country’s president. (Image: Khanyi Magubane)

 

The rain comes down on the dignitaries.
(Image: Khanyi Magubane, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

 

Waving flags and blowing vuvuzelas, the crowds on the lawns cheer the arrival of Jacob Zuma.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

 

Waving flags and blowing vuvuzelas, the crowds on the lawns cheer the arrival of Jacob Zuma.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

 

Waving flags and blowing vuvuzelas, the crowds on the lawns cheer the arrival of Jacob Zuma.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

 

Outgoing President Kgalema Motlanthe (left) and incoming President Jacob Zuma as seen on the giant screen on the Union Building lawns.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

 

President Jacob Zuma on the giant screen on the Union Building lawns.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

President Zuma addresses the crowd.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini)

 

President Zuma addresses the crowd.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

President Zuma addresses the crowd.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

Dancing and singing in celebration of a new president.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

The aerial display to celebrate the inauguration begins.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

The aerial display over the city of Pretoria.
(Image: Khanyi Magubane, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

The aerial display.
(Image: Khanyi Magubane, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

The aerial display.
(Image: Khanyi Magubane, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

The aerial display.
(Image: Khanyi Magubane, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

The aerial display.
(Image: Khanyi Magubane)

 

The aerial display.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini)

 

The aerial display.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

The aerial display.
(Image: Khanyi Magubane, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

The aerial display.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

The aerial display.
(Image: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)

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