ANC poll: Cyril Ramaphosa faces off with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

The candidates: Former minister and President Jacob Zuma's ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. PHOTOS | RAJESH JANTILAL AND GIANLUIGI GUERCIA | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Under Mr Zuma, the ANC has become wracked by infighting and allegations of corruption, raising, for the first time, the possibility that it could lose its majority.
  • So the incoming ANC leader will be expected to knock the party into shape, and regain the trust of voters.

  • While there are seven candidates, only two, Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, have a realistic chance of winning.

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) is set to elect a new leader today following a fierce contest between seven candidates.


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