Johannesburg - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was on Monday elected the new ANC president at the party's 54th National Elective Conference currently underway at the Nasrec centre in the south of Johannesburg.
Ramaphosa won following a heavily contested race with Dlamini Zuma.
He takes over from outgoing ANC president Jacob Zuma.
Following much delay, which saw proceedings run hours late, the deputy president was declared the winner, snagging 2440 votes.
Ramaphosa needed 2 389 votes to win.