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.
- 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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