As Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa officially go head to head for the position of ANC president following nominations on Sunday evening, an early prediction forecasts that Ramaphosa will win. Earlier on Sunday the Paternoster Group projected that based on the numbers available, after the nine provincial general councils completed their official nominations, that Ramaphosa is most likely to be ANC president with 50.3% of the vote. They project that Dlamini-Zuma will receive 38.9% of the vote, while the abstentions and other votes account for 10.8%. The latter (10.8%) is, however, viewed as the swing vote with potential to tip the scales. Projection of the branch nomination outcomes and extras for the electoral college:

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