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Vol 55 No 20

Published 10th October 2014

South Africa

Gauteng challenge

Five months after the May general elections that returned President Jacob Zuma and the African National Congress to office, the provincial conference of the Gauteng ANC, which opened on 3 October, designated Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa heir apparent. The branch elected two leaders whom Zuma had attempted to sideline: former Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile and Gauteng Premier David Makhura. ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela also attended and is believed to support Ramaphosa.

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