South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa Elected New Leader Of Ruling ANC
South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected as the new leader of the ruling African National Congress, bringing Jacob Zuma’s troubled leadership to an end.
A total of 4,776 delegates were eligible to cast their ballots after procedural delays that held up the start of balloting.
The move puts Ramphosa, 65, a veteran of the anti-apartheid struggle in position to become the next president of the country after elections in 2019, as the ANC holds a voting majority.
Ramaphosa has vowed to fight corruption and revitalise the economy, a message hailed by foreign investors.
Meanwhile, South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, says he is happy with his contribution to the party.