Cyril Ramaphosa.
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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 2,261 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.
Mabuza’s 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.
The new members of the ANC top 6, deputy secretary-general Jesse Duarte, secretary-general Ace Magashule, national chairperson Gwede Mantashe, president Cyril Ramaphosa, deputy president David Mabuza and treasurer-general Paul Mashatile hold hands after they were announced at the 54th ANC elective conference at Nasrec on Monday.
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Mantashe received 2,418 votes over Nathi Mthethwa’s 2,269.
Only 24 votes set apart Ace Magashule to become the incoming secretary-general. He was up against Senzo Mchunu.
Jessie Duarte retained her position as deputy secretary-general, winning the position from Zingiswa Losi.
Meanwhile, Paul Mashatile was elected overwhelmingly as treasurer-general, defeating Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.
The newly elected leadership – containing three leaders each from the two factions in the ANC – hugged each other and posed for a picture as their contenders came on stage, accepting defeat.

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Cyril Ramaphosa was named the new president of the African National Congress on Monday.