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The empty desk of Sunday Times Journalist Mzilikazi wa Afrika who was arrested earlier this morning.

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#inauguration Policeman Moleseng Swele woke up at 2am this morning. He is on guard at the stage on the southern lawns of the union buildings, part of the security for inauguration party. His shift ends at 6pm. "It's my duty to see that SA is really protec

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#inauguration #zuma Proud relatives of South Africa's new President, Jacob Zuma's relatives arrive at the Union Buildings this morning.

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A woman in traditional Zulu dress danced after Zuma addressed the crowd in Pretoria. | Paul Takahashi/ The Times

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Jacob Zuma addressed the crowd, mainly in Zulu, on the Southern Lawns of the Union Building. | Paul Takahashi/ The Times

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#inauguration Bob 'Jabulani' McKay at the Union Buildings. "I've come here to celebrate and pray that this is going to be a breakthrough in our country. I believe freedom has come."

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#inauguration The crowd on the southern lawns of the union buildings celebrate the inauguration of President Jacob Zuma

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#inauguration Fofo Ndlovu relaxing on the lawns at the Union Buildings. "I'm feeling great. I'm going to see JZ. I hope that he's going to fulfill his promises."

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#inauguration A few hours ago it was pouring with rain in Pretoria at Zuma's inauguration. Now the sun has come out.

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#inauguration #Zuma Boniwe Dudu, Zuma's neighbour in Sandton on her way to the Union Buildings in Pta. She managed to get a ticket for a seat in the amphitheatre for Zuma's inauguration.

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Taking the oath

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President Zuma takes the oath

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The rain failed to dampen spirits

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Celebrations began way before the ceremony

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Supporters brave the rain ahead of the inauguration

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#inauguration #zuma Ladies wearing ANC skirts with Jacob Zuma and Nelson Mandela's face, dance around in celebration of the imminent inauguration of their new president.

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#inauguration #JZ #Zuma A group of women sit on the southern lawns at the Union Buildings, wrapped in blankets trying to keep warm. They arrived very early this morning to see their new president, Jacob Zuma

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#inauguration #zuma #jz The Zuma Clan at Union Buildings: Themba, Babanzi, Mandlenkosi, 'Potatoes', Dumisani, Sibusiso Zuma. "We are very honoured to haved a man like him in our family. We'd like to thank all those people who supported him."

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#inauguration #JZ JZ's brother, Fano 'Gearbox' Zuma at Union Buildings. "Today is a new day in my life. They tried to charge my brother for no reason. Today he will be President."

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#inauguration Shakes and Same Chabalala with their 2 daughters, Katlego (14) and Naledi (5) at the Union Buildings. "I brought my family because they must be part of this historical event"

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