South Africa President Amidst Scandal, Elected As ANC Leader
South Africa’s scandal-hit President Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected as the governing ANC leader to wild cheers from his supporters. He defeated his rival Zweli Mikhize by 2,476 votes to 1,897.
Mr Ramaphosa won despite being dogged by allegations of money laundering and a last-minute surge in support for Mr Mikhize, who has also been accused of corruption.
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His supporters burst into song and dance after he was declared the winner, in a result that saw him win by a bigger margin than when he first ran for the leadership of the governing party in 2017.
Mr Ramaphosa was the odds-on favourite to win, but some of Mr Mikhize’s supporters looked stunned after the result was announced, despite offering key posts to other powerful leaders in deals struck before ballots were cast at the conference.