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South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa takes lead in ANC president race

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South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, has a strong lead in the race to become the new leader of the governing African National Congress.

He emerged as frontrunner after ANC party branches chose between him and his rival Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

She is a prominent politician and the ex-wife of scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma, who steps down this month.

The winner of the party race will be well placed to become the country’s new president in 2019.The ANC party branches will account for 90% of the 5,240 voting delegates at the ANC’s party conference which starts on 16 December, South Africa’s News24 reports.

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