SA: Cyril Ramaphosa Returns As ANC Leader For The Second Term
South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected as the ANC’s 15th President.
Ramaphosa garnered 2 476, while the other contender and presidential hopeful former Treasurer-General and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize came in second place with 1 897 votes.
The final results were released on Monday, 19 December 2022.
Ramaphosa is the second leader of the ANC who will serve two terms following his predecessor Jacob Zuma who also served the liberation movement twice.
Gauteng Premier and MEC for Human Settlements Paul Mashatile has been elected as the ANC’s new deputy president replacing David Mabuza.
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Mashatile won by 2 178 votes beating his opponents Ronald Lamola who received 315 votes and Oscar Mabuyane who received 1 858 votes.
Past leaders of the ANC include John Langalibalele Dube, Sefako Mapogo Makgatho, Pixley Ka Isaka Seme, Oliver Tambo, Albert John Luthuli, Alfred Bitini Xuma, James Sebe Moroka, Zacharias Richard Mahabane, Josiah Tshangana Gumede, Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki.
This is the Top Seven Leadership of the ANC:
President: Cyril Ramaphosa
Deputy President: Paul Mashatile
National Chairperson: Gwede Mantashe
Secretary-General: Fikile Mbalula
Deputy Secretary-General: Nomvula Mokonyane
Second Deputy Secretary-General: Maropene Ramokgopa
Treasurer-General: Gwen Ramokgopa