Cyril Ramaphosa receives endorsement of AbaThembu king to lead ANC

Cyril Ramaphosa receives endorsement of AbaThembu king to lead ANC

- Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has received yet another high-profile public endorsement

- AbaThembu acting king Azenathi Dalindyebo gave his blessing for Ramaphosa to lead the ANC

- Dalindyebo says Ramaphosa is the right person to lead South Africa

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has notched up yet another high-profile public endorsement in his bid to become the next president of the African National Congress.

Cyril Ramaphosa receives endorsement of AbaThembu king to lead ANC

Cyril Ramaphosa receives endorsement of AbaThembu king to lead ANC. Photo: CityPress

This past weekend the acting AbaThembu king Azenathi Dalindyebo gave Ramaphosa his blessing to continue with his presidential bid. Dalindyebo said he believed that the deputy president was the right person to lead the country into the future.

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Ramaphosa received the endorsement while laying a ceremonial wreath at the grave of the late king Sabata Dalindyebo.

Briefly.co.za discovered that the current acting king said is confident that it would be Ramaphosa who delivers the ANC’s statement address in Port Elizabeth on 8 January 2018.

Dalindyebo said he thought Ramaphosa was the “most rightful person” to lead the party into the future and to bring stability and growth to the South African economy.

The acting king praised Ramaphosa for making the trek to the burial site of the Thembu kings.

Buzzsouthafrica.com reported that Ramaphosa said he was honoured to be allowed to pay his respects to the acting king’s forefathers.

The endorsement comes after Ramaphosa won the ANC Western Cape nomination by a crushing margin over his main rival Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Ramaphosa won 121 of 145 branch nomination in the province while Dlamini-Zuma won only 13 branch nominations.

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu won the most nominations to become the deputy president of the party.

ANC insiders are pushing for Sisulu to reconcile her differences with Ramaphosa and become his deputy.

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Source: Politics.briefly.co.za

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