South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected as the leader of the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC).
The 70-year-old President was announced the winner by AriseTV on Monday, December 19 2022.
Ramaphosa won his re-election bid with 2,476 votes to defeat his rival, a former health minister, Zweli Mkhize.
He survived a parliamentary vote last week coming from the corruption scandal of his farm Phala Phala dubbed “Farmgate.”
A few ANC party members of parliament (MPs) rebelled via the ballot but Ramaphosa had been widely tipped to secure re-election for a second five-year term.
However, his campaign was dogged by the Farmgate scandal that broke in June, involving large sums of foreign currency found hidden at his private game farm.
The country’s leader denied wrongdoing and has not been charged with any crimes over the scandal, but it has raised questions about how he acquired the money and whether he declared it.
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