ANC Women's League backs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for president
The women's arm of South Africa's ruling African National Congress on Saturday backed Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the ex-wife of South African President Jacob Zuma, to be the party's next leader. The ANC will pick a new party leader at conference in December and, given its national dominance, the winner is likely to go on to be South Africa's next president when elections are held in 2019. Dlamini-Zuma, the chairwoman of the African Union, is viewed as a frontrunner. She is a Zulu, the largest tribe in South Africa, and is expected to have the backing of her former husband, who will have a major say in who succeeds him. Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa, a unionist-turned-business tycoon, is viewed as her most likely rival after powerful trade unions endorsed him last year. Neither Dlamini-Zuma, 67, or Ramaphosa, 64, have declared their intention to run. Dlamini-Zuma, a medical doctor, was a staunch anti-apartheid activist and lived in exile during white-minority rule. She has held several...
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