ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected to the position after garnering more votes than competitor Zweli Mkhize

The ANC‘s leadership election is taking place at the party’s 55th National Conference.

On Sunday, delegates voted for the top seven. More than 4 000 delegates voted at the conference for their leaders who will be in charge for the next five years.


Ramaphosa received 2476 votes while Mkhize received 1897.

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa and Zweli Mkhize
ANC President Ramaphosa and Zweli Mkhize


President: Ramaphosa

Deputy President: Paul Mashatile

National Chairperson: Gwede Mantashe

Secretary-General: Fikile Mbalula

First Deputy Secretary-General: Nomvula Mokonyane

Second Deputy Secretary-General: Maropene Ramokgopa

Treasurer-General: Gwen Ramokgopa

ANC Limpopo have refuted the reports that they are now throwing their weight behind Zweli Mkhize for the presidency.

They were one of the provinces to endorse a second term for Cyril Ramaphosa. The ANC’s 55th conference is underway at Nasrec in Johannesburg.

Current President Cyril Ramaphosa and former health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize are neck and neck in the race for party president.

Videos clips have also surfaced with deputy Provincial Chairperson Florence Radzilani seemingly endorsing Mkhize for the hot seat.

But the ANC moved swiftly to reaffirm their support for Ramaphosa saying it is a decision made by their branches.


“The ANC Limpopo PEC has noted some statements making rounds in various media platforms. Wherein an unfortunate impression was created that we have deserted the outcomes of Branch General Meetings,” read the statement.

“The ANC Limpopo PEC hereby distances itself from such an assertion. It is not a true reflection of the ANC PEC decision and or Branch General Meetings. At no stage the ANC Limpopo PEC met and decided along those lines.”

ANC Limpopo chair Stan Mathabatha
ANC Limpopo chair Stan Mathabatha

“The ANC Limpopo Province stands by its decision and also supports the outcomes of Limpopo BGM’S which affirmed Cde Cyril Ramaphosa for President. Paul Mashatile : Deputy President, Cde Ndumiseni Ntuli: Secretary General, Cde Nomvula Mokonyane : Deputy Secretary General, Chauke Bejani: Treasurer General. And Cde Stanley Mathabatha as the preferred National Chairperson.

“We further urge all delegates from Limpopo and beyond to exercise their right to elect leadership in accordance with the Mandate of their respective branches.”


ANC Top 7 Nominees
ANC Top 7 Nominees

ANC Electoral Committee head Kgalema Motlanthe on Tuesday formally announced the Top 6 candidates for the party’s 55th national conference with branches showing faith in Cyril Ramaphosa to lead again.

The conference will be held from 16 to 20 December in Nasrec , Gauteng

While announcing the candidates, Motlanthe said the conclusion of the nomination process meant the stage was set for voting at the conference. 


“Our records indicate that a total of 3 543 out of a grand total 3 982 branches in good standing have held successful branch general meetings. Which produced the approved outcomes of the nominations for both branch delegates and NEC candidates.

“This effectively means that 89% of the ANC branches have successfully participated in the nomination process. Thus comfortably surpassing the 70% threshold required for the national conference to take place as per the ANC constitution.”

Current President Cyril Ramaphosa has received twice as much support from ANC structures than his competitor, Zweli Mkhize for the Top position. 

Ramaphosa received a majority with 2 037 branch nominations. Former health minister Zweli Mkhize received 916 nominations for the ANC presidency.

Mdumiseni Ntuli vying for ANC SG position
Mdumiseni Ntuli vying for ANC SG position

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Lindiwe Sisulu did not make the ballot paper for nominations for the presidency position.

Paul Mashatile, Ronald Lamola, and Oscar Mabuyane are nominated for the position of Deputy president.

For national chairperson, Limpopo Premier Stanley Mathabatha, Gwede Mantashe and David Masondo are up against each other. 

For secretary general, Mdumiseni Ntuli, Phumulo Masualle and Fikile Mbalula received the nomination. While for deputy secretary general it is Nomvula Mokonyane and Febe Potgieter.

Benjamin Chauke, Pule Mabe and Mzwandile Masina will be vying for the position of Treasurer.


President: Cyril Ramaphosa (2037); Zweli Mkize (916)

Deputy president: Paul Mashatile (1791); Ronald Lamola (427); Oscar Mabunyane (397)

Secretary general: Ndumiseni Ntuli (1225); Phumulo Masualle (427); Mbalula (749)

Deputy secretary general: Nomvula Mokonyane (1779); Febe Potgieter (905)

Chairperson: Mathabatha (1492); Gwede Mantashe (978); David Masondo (501)

Treasurer general: Benjamin Chauke (552); Pule Mabe (428); Mzwandile Masina (348)