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iol pic sa 53rd anc_1975 GCIS President Jacob Zuma addresssing the 53rd African National Congress elective conference in Mangaung.

Zuma re-elected ANC president

Jacob Zuma has been re-elected as ANC president, receiving 2983 votes to Kgalema Motlanthe’s 991 votes.

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is the ANC’s 12th president and the third to become the president of South Africa. He took charge of the country in 2009 after Thabo Mbeki was ousted by the party national executive committee in 2008.

Cyril Ramaphosa for deputy

Cyril Ramaphosa will be the ANC’s new deputy president after he saw off challenges from Mathews Phosa and Tokyo Sexwale. He received 3018 votes to Phosa’s 470 votes and Sexwale’s 463 votes. Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa (born 17 November 1952) is a lawyer, businessman, former anti-apartheid activist and trade union leader. He rose to prominence in the National Union of Mineworkers, which he built to be the biggest and most powerful union in the country.

Gwede Mantashe remains secretary general

Gwede Mantashe remains as secretary general of the ANC after being re-elected as secretary general of the ANC at the 53rd elective conference in Mangaung. His only rival for the position, Fikile Mbalula, received 901 votes compared to Mantashe’s 3058 votes. Gwede Mantashe has been the secretary-general of the ANC since the 52nd national conference in Polokwane in 2007. He was born in the Eastern Cape in 1955 and rose to political prominence in the trade union movement.

Baleka Mbete re-elected as chairperson of the ANC

Baleka Mbete has been re-elected as chairperson of the ANC in the party’s 53rd elective conference in Mangaung on Tuesday. She received 3010 votes, compared to her only opponent Thandi Modise’s 939 votes. The re-elected chairperson of the African National Congress, Baleka Mbete hails from the Clermont township in Durban.

Jessie Duarte appointed deputy secretary general of the ANC

The appointment of Jessie Duarte as deputy secretary general of the ANC was confirmed on Tuesday at the party’s elective conference in Mangaung. She ran unopposed for the position. The newly elected deputy secretary general of the African National Congress (ANC), Yasmin “Jessie” Duarte, born in 1953, is an ANC stalwart, a prominent anti-apartheid activist and a sworn nemesis of the media

Zweli Mkhize elected ANC treasurer general

Zweli Mkhize has been elected ANC treasurer general at the party’s 53rd elective conference in Mangaung on Tuesday afternoon. He received 2988 votes compared to his challenger Paul Mashatile who received 961 votes. Dr Zweli Lawrence Mkhize wears many hats. The newly elected treasurer general of the ANC has also served as the Premier of KwaZulu-Natal since 2009 – an office he will now vacate. - NewsFire



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