South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), elected Cyril Ramaphosa, the country's deputy president, as its new leader.
Ramaphosa replaced President Jacob Zuma as the head of the party by defeating Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma at the party's election on Sunday, December 17 and Monday, December 18.
In the event that the ANC wins South Africa's general elections in 2019, Ramaphosa will become the country's president.
YEN.com.gh has highlighted 7 facts about Cyril Ramaphosa:
1. Ramaphosa was born in 1952 in Soweto.
2. He studied law at the University of the North at Turfloop.
3. He was the president of the South African Students' Association of his school.
4. He was elected general secretary of the ANC in 1991.
5. He became a member of parliament and was part of those that wrote and reviewed the post-apartheid constitution.
6. He is one of South Africa's wealthiest people.
7. He became South Africa's deputy president in 2014.
Yen.com.gh previously reported that South Africa's current deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, was elected the new president of the African National Congress (ANC).
A total of 4,776 delegates began casting their ballots late on Sunday night and continued until mid-morning on Monday, December 18, to choose between the party's deputy president and former African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Source: Yen Newspaper