Ramaphosa is new ANC president!

Cyril Ramaphos

Cyril Ramaphos

by AKANI CHAUKE
Acting News Editor
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – IT’S official, Cyril Ramaphosa is now the new African National Congress (ANC) president.

Ramaphosa takes over the reigns from president Jacob Zuma following 2240 votes against close rival Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma who polled 2261. nominations.

Ramaphosa will be deputised by David Mabuza, who polled 2531 votes against Lindiwe Sisusulu’s 2150.

Gwede Mantashe

Gwede Mantashe

Gwende Mantashe, who quit the secretary-general beat Nathi Mthetwa to emerge new chairperson for ANC.

Mantashe polled 2418 against Mthethwa’s 2269 votes.

Secretary-General position went to former KwaZulu Natal premier Senzo Mchunu who polled 2336 against Ace Magashule’s 2360.

Magashule becomes the new ANC secretary-general, taking taking over the post left by Mantashe.

Jessie Duarte returned her deputy secretary general’s position after polling 2474 votes against Zingisa Losi’s 2213.

David Mabuza

David Mabuza

There were some wild jubilation upon Duarte’s victory.

The position of treasurer-general went to Paul Mashatile, who garnered 2513 votes against international relations minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane who received 2178.

An excited Ramaphosa’s elder sister, Ivy, who resides in Chaweilo, Soweto, praised her brother for being a national leader, who always put his country first.

“We knew from childhood Cyril was always a leader wing to his leadership qualities. He does not discriminate people based on tribe, race, colour or creed,” said Ivy Ramaphosa.

Ace Magashule

Ace Magashule

Several other Soweto residents chanted: “State capture is over! Corruption will vanish! A new beginning, new opportunities for all South Africans,” the singers chanted.

The Zuma camp that supported Dlamini-Zuma looked dejected, but embraced the election outcome.

– CAJ News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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