Western Cape tipped to support Ramaphosa’s bid
Party sources say the overwhelming majority of members backed Cyril Ramaphosa to take over as president
The ANC in the Western Cape looks set to back Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to take over as party president. The ANC’s nomination process for leadership positions is under way and the race for the presidency is seen as a shootout between Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, President Jacob Zuma’s former wife and preferred successor. According to a list drawn up by pro-Ramaphosa members in the Western Cape, the deputy president should take over the presidency, with Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu assuming the deputy presidency. Sisulu is one of seven presidential hopefuls. The list includes secretary-general Gwede Mantashe as national chairman, former KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu as general secretary, SABC board candidate Febe Potgieter-Gqubule as deputy general secretary and Gauteng ANC chairman Paul Mashatile as treasurer-general. While some within the ANC in the Western Cape oppose the list, party sources in the province said at the weekend that the overwhelmin...