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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa retains ANC Presidency

On Monday, Cyril Ramaphosa was re-elected as President of the ANC during the 55th National Elective Conference. Paul Mashatile was elected Deputy President

Kgalema Motlanthe, Chairperson of the ANC Electoral Committee, stated that 4384 ballots were cast despite the fact that 4436 qualified voters attended the conference.

“Two votes were seized because the two voters were spotted photographing their ballots.

“They were reported to SAPS, and when they realized they may end up with criminal records, they appealed with security to withdraw their voting privileges,” Motlanthe explained.

Ramaphosa defeated former Health Minister Zweli Mkhize in the presidential election, winning by 579 votes. There were four ballots that were spoiled and seven abstentions.

  • Ramaphosa – 2476 votes
  • Mkhize – 1897 votes

For Deputy President, there were 10 spoiled ballots and 23 abstentions. Former ANC Treasurer-General Paul Mashatile won the election with 2178 votes. He beat Ramaphosa’s preferred Deputy President candidate Oscar Mabuyane who scored 1858 votes and Ronald Lamola came third with 315 votes.

For National Chairperson, Gwede Mantashe just about retained his position beating Stanley Mathabatha by 44 votes (2062 votes to 2018). David Masondo came third with 280 votes.

For Secretary-General, Fikile Mbalula won with 1692 votes to Phumulo Masualle’s 1590 votes. Mdumiseni Ntuli came third with 1080 votes.

For the position of First Deputy Secretary-General, Nomvula Mokonyane beat Tina Joemat-Pettersson by 50 votes (2195 votes to 2145).

For Second Deputy Secretary-General, Maropene Ramokgopa came out on top with 2373 votes to Ronalda Nolumango’s 1948 votes.

For Treasurer-General, Gwen Ramokgopa won with 1809 votes. The outgoing ANC spokesperson fell short with 1652 votes and Benjani Chauke and Masina Mzwandile came third and fourth with 590 votes and 281 votes, respectively.

In other news,

Former Vice President’s son lover spared jail

 

Former Vice President John Landa Nkomo’s son Sandlasami’s ex-lover who broke into his house as punishment for dumping her was spared the agony of jail life when she appeared in court charged with unlawful entry and theft.

Tinevimbo Hove (22) pleaded guilty to both charges when she appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Max Ncube.

The court heard that Sandlasami’s romance with his long-time lover went sour forcing him to terminate the…continue reading

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