Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has broken with ANC tradition and announced his preferred leadership team should he be elected next month as the governing party’s next leader.
The leading presidential contender named Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor as his deputy, and snubbed fellow presidential candidate Lindiwe Sisulu.
Ramaphosa’s decision to pick Pandor as his female running mate has been praised as a smart move by political analysts.
Here are some of the deputy president’s proposed ANC top-six leaders:
- National chairperson: ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe
- Secretary-general: former KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairperson Senzo Mchunu
- Treasurer-general: ANC Gauteng chairperson Paul Mashatile