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Vol 58 No 24

Published 1st December 2017

South Africa

The countdown begins

Campaigning for the ANC presidential nomination is reaching its peak as lobbies for the main rivals release early tallies

With barely two weeks to go before the crucial African National Congress elective conference on 16-20 December in Johannesburg, supporters of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma claim they are leading the race for the ANC presidential nomination and that she will be crowned the party's President. They say the former Chairperson of the African Union has secured 2,911 votes, against only 1,812 for her chief rival, Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President of South Africa.

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