BREAKING: South Africa ruling party replaces Zuma with new Leader

By Editor on 18/12/2017

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South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has selected Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the party's leader.

The nation's deputy president defeated former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Mr Zuma's ex-wife, after a marathon voting process.

Mr Ramaphosa is in a strong position to become president after polls in 2019.

The leadership battle caused fierce political infighting, raising fears the party may split before the polls.

Mr Ramaphosa beat Ms Dlamini-Zuma by 2440 votes to 2261, an ANC spokesperson announced.

This triggered celebrations among party members.

Media reports earlier said the announcement was delayed after Ms Dlamini-Zuma's camp had demanded a recount.




Source BBC

Posted on December, 18 2017

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