On Wednesday, newly elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa called on delegates to "protect the integrity" of the ruling party’s 54th national conference and not let it "degenerate into controversy and huge legal suits that will nullify the result" of the election of the party’s top six. Ramaphosa said this in a leaked video sent to journalists attending the conference at Nasrec where he addressed delegates. He believes some delegates might be unhappy with the election results‚ but believes it creates a "beachhead to be able to start the process of re-instilling the values of our movement in the ANC and hoping people will embrace that".

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