The South African parliament has announced that the inauguration of the country’s president-elect will be held in Pretoria on June 19 next week, Report informs referring to Xinhua.

According to a statement issued by the parliament, the newly elected National Assembly, the lower house of the legislature, will hold its first sitting Friday at the Cape Town International Convention Center to elect the South African president for the next five years.

This follows the country’s 2024 general elections on May 29 where members of the National Assembly and provincial legislatures were elected.

“The first sitting of the National Assembly will commence with the swearing-in of all designated members in attendance by the chief justice. Following the swearing-in ceremony, the chief justice will also preside over the election of the speaker of the National Assembly,” said Xolile George, secretary to the Parliament, in the statement.

Once elected, the newly appointed speaker will take over the proceedings and preside over the election of the deputy speaker, according to him.