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VIDEO: Watch Zuma’s Reaction The Moment Ramaphosa Was Announced As ANC President

DECEMBER 18, 2017. Nasrec, Johannesburg. Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa seen just before victory. "New ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa hugged his opponent, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, as she conceded the race on Monday evening. Ramaphosa won by 179 votes more than Dlamini-Zuma, who had received 2,440 votes. Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza won the deputy presidency of the party by a landslide, gaining 2,538 votes. His opponent, Lindiwe Sisulu, fell short by more than 300 votes, receiving 2,159 votes at the national conference held at Nasrec, Johannesburg. MabuzaÕs victory caused a celebratory frenzy among his supporters from his home province, Mpumalanga. Former ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe will remain in the top six after he won the position of national chairperson. " PHOTOGRAPH: ALON SKUY

Before the new ANC president was announced at the party’s elective conference on Monday, all those observing from the outside kept a keen eye on the body language of the nominated candidates, hoping it would give some sort of indication as to who the winners and losers are.

While the newly elected ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa looked to be in a jolly mood, his rival in the presidential race Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma did not give much away, and more keen eyes were on outgoing party president Jacob Zuma, who was his usual singing, dancing self.

However, when it was time for the business of the day, all eyes were not only fixed on the candidates, but a glimpse on the country’s president was worth a peek and, without uttering a single word, he might have revealed a lot about how he felt about the outcome.

Watch Zuma’s reaction in video below:

With the well-documented tensions between Zuma and Ramaphosa, the reaction may be an indication that he may be a tad worried about his fate now that he is in a position to be recalled as the president of the country, in a manner reminiscent of his predecessor Thabo Mbeki.


Written by How South Africa

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