The Western Cape backs Cyril Ramaphosa as Zuma's successor

The Western Cape backs Cyril Ramaphosa as Zuma's successor

- The Western Cape branches are backing Ramaphosa after he received 121 of the 145 nominations

- They nominated Lindiwe Sisulu for deputy president

- The Western Cape Chairman said there are disputes regarding the outcome, but they will try and convince those to support Ramaphosa before the elections

The Western Cape backs Cyril Ramaphosa as Zuma's successor

The Western Cape nominated Cyril Ramaphosa as their ideal president in the upcoming ANC elections

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On Sunday, after a seven-hour provincial general council conference, the Western Cape announced they are backing Ramaphosa to succeed Zuma.

Ramaphosa won by a landslide, receiving 121 of the 145 branch nominations.

His rival Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, received barely any votes, counting only 13 in her favour.

The rest of the votes were made up between Lindiwe Sisulu, who received eight votes, and Mathews Phosa, who received three.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Cape Town metro, which is known to be in support of President Jacob Zuma, astonishingly gave 28 of their votes to Ramaphosa, compared to the eight for Dlamini-Zuma.

The branch chose Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu for the position of deputy president. She received 98 votes for the position.

The Western Cape backs Cyril Ramaphosa as Zuma's successor

Lindiwe Sisulu received the most nominations for the position of deputy president

News24 reported that the rest of the key positions are:

Gwede Mantashe as national chairperson

Senzo Mchunu as secretary General

Zingiswa Losi as deputy Secretary General

Paul Mashatile as treasurer general

A representative for the province will attend the December conference to cast the vote according to the branches’ preferences.

The Western Cape is the second province to support Ramaphosa, the first being the Northern Cape.

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However, as Briefly.co.za previously reported, Ramaphosa received the King's approval in the Eastern Cape.

Khaya Magaxa, Western Cape chairperson, admitted to disputes within the branch regarding the outcome of the votes, but assures the resolution would not affect the results.

Magaxa said that the top positions announced, represents the branches of the Western Cape’s democratic choice.

He continued that the party will now try to convince the others to support Ramaphosa's campaign in the December election conference.

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Source: Politics.briefly.co.za

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