Cyril Ramaphosa - Son Of Soweto [world Service]

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Cyril Ramaphosa: Son Of Soweto20180217

Becky Milligan looks back at the extraordinary life of South Africa’s new president. From humble beginnings, he became a lawyer, established the country’s most powerful trade union organisation and was a key player in negotiating the end of apartheid. After losing out at an earlier attempt to become president, he turned to business and rapidly became one of South Africa’s richest men – while also attracting controversy over allegations about his role during the Marikana massacre of striking miners. As he takes power, what really makes him tick?

(Photo: South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa holds up his right hand as he is sworn into office. Credit: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images)

Cyril Ramaphosa: Son Of Soweto20180217

Becky Milligan looks back at the extraordinary life of South Africa\u2019s new president.

Becky Milligan looks back at the extraordinary life of the man who looks set to become South Africa\u2019s new president.

Becky Milligan looks back at the extraordinary life of South Africa’s new president. From humble beginnings, he became a lawyer, established the country’s most powerful trade union organisation and was a key player in negotiating the end of apartheid. After losing out at an earlier attempt to become president, he turned to business and rapidly became one of South Africa’s richest men – while also attracting controversy over allegations about his role during the Marikana massacre of striking miners. As he takes power, what really makes him tick?

(Photo: South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa holds up his right hand as he is sworn into office. Credit: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images)

Cyril Ramaphosa: Son Of Soweto20180217

Becky Milligan looks back at the extraordinary life of South Africa’s new president.

Becky Milligan looks back at the extraordinary life of South Africa’s new president. From humble beginnings, he became a lawyer, established the country’s most powerful trade union organisation and was a key player in negotiating the end of apartheid. After losing out at an earlier attempt to become president, he turned to business and rapidly became one of South Africa’s richest men – while also attracting controversy over allegations about his role during the Marikana massacre of striking miners. As he takes power, what really makes him tick?

(Photo: South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa holds up his right hand as he is sworn into office. Credit: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images)