ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa to deliver his inaugural speech

Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will today in the afternoon deliver his first speech as the President of the ruling party African National Congress (ANC) since elected on Monday.

Cyril Ramaphosa was voted as the ANC 14th president on Monday by the branches of the party in the 54th Elective Conference of the ANC which is now underway in Nasrec, Johannesburg.

Ramaphosa defeated the former AU Chairperson Dr Nkosasana Dlamini-Zuma for the highly contested ANC Presidential position.

He will deliver his inaugural speech after his election to the most powerful position in the party.

Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa (born 17 November 1952) is a South African politician, businessman, activist, and trade union leader[1] who has served as the Deputy President of South Africa under President Jacob Zuma since 2014.

He was elected as President of the African National Congress (ANC) at the ANC National Conference in Nasrec, South of Johannesburg in December 2017.

He is also the Chairman of the National Planning Commission,[3] which is responsible for strategic planning for the future of South Africa, with the goal of rallying the nation “around a common set of objectives and priorities to drive development over the longer term”.


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