South Africa’s ANC picks Cyril Ramaphosa as leader

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

The country’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 in 2019 polls.

The leadership battle caused fierce political infighting, raising fears the party might split before the election.

Mr Ramaphosa defeated Ms Dlamini-Zuma by 2,440 votes to 2,261, an ANC spokesperson announced.

The result triggered celebrations among party delegates in Johannesburg and also on the streets of the city.

Mr Zuma’s future looks uncertain.

In theory he could remain South African president until national elections in 2019, restricting Mr Ramaphosa’s room for manoeuvre.

But it’s extremely likely that a victorious Mr Ramaphosa will seek the “recall” of President Zuma by the ANC.

If that happens, then things could move very quickly, and a President Ramaphosa would probably move fast to remove Mr Zuma’s allies from key positions.

The heads of the National Prosecuting Authority and the state power utility have, for instance, faced particular criticism.

Opinion polls suggest that the ANC stands a better chance of shoring up its waning popular support and winning the 2019 elections under Mr Ramaphosa’s leadership.

He is one of South Africa’s richest men, with Forbes estimating his wealth at $675 million.


its only a matter of time now..zuma is a DMW..

“The country’s deputy president defeated former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Mr Zuma’s ex-wife, after a marathon voting process.”


~ by seeker401 on December 19, 2017.

5 Responses to “South Africa’s ANC picks Cyril Ramaphosa as leader”

  1. When will we stop hero-worshiping the rich who sell the 99% down the river? When will we wake up to the fact that politics attracts the greedy and power hungry?

  2. Reblogged this on UZA – a people's court of conscience.

  3. At that monetary level ($675 million), the return value has to be an incentive higher than just plain money. Public show of power on their own terms is such a return value for some, and Ramaphosa gets to cash in on his higher incentive return it appears.

  4. When person is able to buy at these prices a yacht ($500 million), a fake art piece ($450 million), and a mansion ($300 million), the return value must be much, much higher than just a President’s seat in South Africa. The return value has to involve international control and a U.S. President putting his hand on your orb. The Saudi King possesses a lot of power-value to leverage, and his natural, perverted agenda to align with others demands he gets to at least think he is getting his just deserts. I say “think he is getting”, because sometimes there are even higher value experiences that remain hidden even from this guy, it would not surprise me.

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