The Heat: ANC New Leadership

The Heat

ANC Leadership

South Africa’s African National Congress has chosen a new leader to succeed Jacob Zuma as president of its party.

Cyril Ramaphosa was elected on Monday to the ANC leadership after a close contest. The 65 year-old, who was prominent in the anti-apartheid movement, currently serves as South Africa’s vice-president.

For now, Jacob Zuma remains in office as president of the country. Ramaphosa is tipped to succeed him after presidential elections scheduled for 2019. Meanwhile, Ramaphosa faces a tough challenge to unify the ANC and bring about reforms.

CGTN’s Yolisa Njamela reports.

To discuss:

  • Nhlanhla Sehume, journalist and news anchor
  • Sean Jacobs, associate professor of International Affairs at The New School and founder of the website Africa Is a Country

To further discuss the state of the ANC:

  • Ebrahim Rasool, former South African ambassador to the United States and founder of the World for All Foundation

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  • kwanele

    Efforts for unity in party and that too by Ramaphosa, isn’t he the same person who threaten to split with the party he didn’t win the election. After winning the conference suddenly his attitude has changed. This shows how crooked and cunning he is.

  • Bokamoso John

    No need to believe on any news revealed by the white biased media as they are enriching themselves only and misleading the innocent people.

  • Cyril Raga

    This man cannot be trusted at all. It is a tough challenge to unify the party again because he is responsible for the factionalism in the party.