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Zuma elected president

The Democratic Alliance however objected to the nomination on Wednesday afternoon.

FILE: President Jacob Zuma was re-elected as the country’s president. Picture: Elmond Jiyane.

CAPE TOWN - Jacob Zuma has been re-elected for another five-year term as South Africa's president.

He was the only candidate nominated during a Parliamentary sitting in Cape Town on Wednesday afternoon.

The Democratic Alliance ( DA) however objected to Zuma's nomination.

The move was met with heckling from ANC benches.

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs were motionless.

Legislators from the official opposition clapped as DA MP James Selfe asked the presiding officer, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, to rule that Zuma was not a "fit and proper" to hold the position.

But the DA was quickly overruled by Mogoeng.

"There are no further nominations. Only one candidate has been nominated, namely the honourable Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma. The nomination is in order.

"I accordingly declare the honourable Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma duly elected president of the Republic of South Africa, and I have the honour of congratulating you on your election as president."

ANC MPs then stood up and applauded before proceedings were wrapped up for the day.