Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Zuma re-elected ANC president


South African President, Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma remains president of the African National Congress.

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has been re-elected the president of the African National Congress, ANC.

Mr. Zuma defeated his Deputy, Kgalema Motlanthe, in a landslide victory on Tuesday at the National Elective Congress in Magangung.

He secured 2,984 votes while Mr. Motlanthe got 991 votes.

The hotly contested deputy president’s seat went to mining magnate, Cyril Ramaphosa, who received outstanding support, winning with total of 3,018 votes.

Fellow contenders Matthews Phase (former Treasurer General) and Tokyo Sexwale (Minister of Human Settlement) received 470 and 463 votes respectively.

Baleka Mbeta retained her position as National Chairperson after receiving 3010 votes; while her opponent, North West Premier Thandi Modise, received 939 votes.

Gwede Mantashe retained his position as Secretary General with 3058 votes to defeat Sport’s Minister, Fikile Mbalula, with 901 votes.

Jessie Duarte retained her position as Deputy Secretary General as she went into the elections unopposed.

Treasurer General’s position went to KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Zweli Mkhize, who defeated Arts and Culture Minister, Paul Mashatile.

There are 4,500 voting delegate, out of which a total of 3,977 votes were valid.


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