Cyril Ramaphosa elected new leader of South Africa’s ANC 

Cyril Ramaphosa (Photo Credit: National.ae)

After an acrimonious but well-planned congress of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress, ANC, the Vice President of the country, Cyril Ramaphosa, has been elected the new leader of the party.

Of the over 4800 delegates who voted in the congress, tainted by allegations of vote-buying and rigging, 2,440 voted for the 65-year-old businessman to edge out his closest rival, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, 68, an ex-wife of incumbent, Jacob Zuma.

With his emergence as the President of the ANC, Mr. Ramaphosa is expected to take over as the leader of the country from Mr. Zuma. The ANC dominates the country’s parliament.

Mr. Ramaphosa had campaigned on increasing investment in the country and growing the country’s economy. He is the favourite of urban, middle-class members of the party.

Other newly-elelcted members of the party’s top echelon, Top Six, as they are called are: Deputy President: David Mabuza; Chairperson: Gwede Mantashe; Secretary General: Ace Magashule; Deputy Secretary General: Jessie Duarte; and Treasurer General: Paul Mashatile.

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  • FreeNigeria

    OkoroCrazy can build a new statue for this one too

    • Zulumakazela

      @disqus_vNgNHRex1N:disqus

      Cyril Ramaphosa studied hard from inside prison and he passed his
      examinations to earn his B. Proc degree (Baccalaureus Procurationis) degree in
      law in 1981. He is now worth half a billion dollars in personal assets;
      including shares in MTN phone company on which he was Board Chairman, besides
      his other investment interests in mining and franchises, such as McDonalds.
      This is the portraiture of the man who will likely be the next president of
      South Africa after the country’s 2018 general election. Nigerians must now
      pause to consider how Muhamadu Buhari with Primary Six certificate as his own
      best evidence of schooling, can conceivably relate with Cyril Ramaphosa on
      common interests; if any, and foster better bilateral relations.

      • aapeeceeee

        @disqus_vNgNHRex1N:disqus

        Last week, the Senate in session angrily walked out Raji Fashola.
        The Senators said Raji Fasola is too too dull and too incompetent he cannot articulate any sensible
        policy position on electricity provision. It is such an empty-headed Muslim that will appeal to President Buhari in his own fatal attraction to mediocrity and Islamist Jihadism.

        My people, we have spent only two and half years under Muhamadu Buhari but it feels like 21 years of extreme suffering, just like hell-fire that we read about in the Holy Bible. This Muhamadu Buhari is not it, he is a mistake of the head. We must change the CHANGE. Buhari has made Nigeria worse than he met it. He is a very ignorant man nearly in the idiotic class of ex-President Idi Amin of Uganda. The Muhamadu Buhari says he wants to run again in the year 2019 when he will be 77 years old. What an insult to the university and polytechnic graduates in Nigeria.

        A 77-year old man without any Wasc/Gce certificate wants to waste eight years of the lives of 29 million youths who are un-employed in Nigeria today. What nonsense running does he want to run again in 2019? An armed struggle may ensue to stop that nonsense running if care is not taken because Nigeria is not a mosque to be presided over by 77-year-old Islamist Jihadist. Buhari has surrounded himself with Muslims; most of whom are dull and daft.

        • Eluba Inas

          Given the choice between Buhari and Jona or any of his thieving co-travelers, Nigerians will again choose Buhari.

          • Ebun O. Akinlawon

            @elubainas:disqus

            Goodluck Jonathan stopped to be Muhamadu Buhari’s alibi after the 2015 election result.

            Buhari must be judged on his own failures from 29th May 2015 without Jonathan as excuse.

          • Eluba Inas

            Well then start a fair assessment and sincerely people will join you not sentimental, gibberish, and false accusations.

      • FreeNigeria

        You can’t compare the miscreants running Nigeria with credible world leaders. Those things running Nigeria lack every leadership qualities. The worst among us are lording over us. it beats my imagination how we descended to this level. Buhari is not even qualified to lead a rat pack

        • Imma Zoro

          @disqus_vNgNHRex1N:disqus

          People like Bola Tinubu and General Olusegun Obasanjo are some of the low mentality people
          who destroyed Nigeria, like their dullard counterpart in Arewa Forum in northern Nigeria who
          don’t usually think properly. How can anyone endorse near illiterate like Muhanadu Buhari
          as president of a country desiring progress? But that’s what Obasanjo and Tinubu did.

      • Eluba Inas

        It is not about relating, but governing. The former president, Jona with his phd screwed the country beyond redemption.

      • thusspokez

        Before you go yada yada yada about Cyril Ramaphosa, I suggest that you spend a few minutes and read about where he got his wealth; his involvement in the slaughter of striking miners at Marikana in 2012, etc.

  • thusspokez

    The appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa as President is rather disappointing, he is one of the most corrupt people in South Africa (SA). How did he became so wealthy in just a few decade?

    This is not the Cyril Ramaphosa, the trade unionist, and freedom fighter that we all knew about. This is Cyril Ramaphosa, the billionaire who has his fingers in every big pie, and friend of big businesses and against the people. The is Cyril Ramaphosa, the person behind the Marikana massacre.