South Africa : Ramaphosa, Mkhize To Go Head-To-Head
Both candidates are said to be the major favourites for the Africa National Congress top job as the December 2022 elective conference draws near.
The Race for who to head the ruling Africa National Congress (ANC), for the next five years is afoot with two candidates said to have taken a major lead. On Tuesday, while the African National Congress (ANC) announced that none of the candidates vying for its top six positions has been disqualified from contesting at the partys elective conference next month, it also revealed that incumbent President Cyril Ramaphosa and former Health Minister Zweli Mkhize were the party’s leading candidates for the top ANC job.
Both Ramaphosa and Mkhize have been embroiled in corruption scandals over the past year. Ramaphosa has been facing questions over money stolen from his Phala Phala farm, while Mkhize resigned as health minister last year after being implicated in the Digital Vibes saga. So far, Cyril Ramaphosa has polled 2,037 nominations from party branches boosting his chances of securing a second five-year term as state president as against 916 for Mkhize.
Outgoing ANC treasurer general, Paul Mashtile, leads the deputy president race, which will pit him against two other contestants. With the nominations finalized, members will vote on the top six posts ...