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SOUTH AFRICA: Cyril Ramaphosa takes the lead of the ruling ANC.

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Ph: The Citizen

Cyril Ramaphosa may well be the next president of South Africa. He has every chance of succeeding this post to Jacob Zuma, as he succeeds since Monday, December 18, 2017, at the head of the ANC, the party in power.

Indeed, Cyril Ramaphosa was elected at the head of the African National Congress (ANC), two years from the presidential election, with 2440 votes against 2261 for Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma. Ramaphosa was therefore just 179 votes ahead of her only rival, the former boss of the African Union (AU) and former wife of Mr. Zuma.

“I am retiring very happy because I believe (…) that I have made my contribution (…) I hope that you will cooperate with the new direction (…) as we go towards the elections of 2019”, wished Jacob Zuma.

Finally, Ramaphosa is a lawyer by training. Appointed to the boards of large groups owned by the white minority, he set up a holding company, Shanduka, a time owner of McDonald’s and Coca-Cola’s South African licenses. According to Forbes magazine, in 2015, his personal fortune was $ 450 million.