Cyril Ramaphosa elected ANC President

Monday, December 18, 2017

Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected as the new President of the governing African National Congress (ANC) during the party’s 54th elective conference, which is underway in Nasrec, south of Johannesburg.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa went head-to-head against former African Union Commission chair Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma for the presidency of the ANC.

More than 4 700 delegates cast their ballots for the top leadership of the party.

The results announcement, which was made on Monday evening, indicates that Ramaphosa won the election by 2 440 votes, while Dlamini Zuma received 2 261 votes.

The position of Deputy President went to David Mabuza, who received 2 538 votes, while Lindiwe Sisulu received 2 159 votes for the same position.

Gwede Mantashe, who was named the National Chairperson, garnered 2 418 votes, while Nathi Mthethwa received 2 269 votes for the same position.

The Secretary General position went to Ace Magashule, who received 2 360 votes, while Senzo Mchunu got 2 336 votes.

Jessie Duarte retained her position as the Deputy Secretary General with 2 474 votes, while Zingiswa Losi received 2 213 votes.

The Treasury General position went to Paul Mashatile with 2 517 votes, while Maite Nkoana-Mashabane garnered 2 178 votes. – SAnews.gov.za

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