ANC battle begins

[caption id="attachment_232648" align="aligncenter" width="630"] Presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, front, has David Mabuza as her deputy ‘CR17’ SLATE: Cyril Ramaphosa, front, now has Lindiwe Sisulu as his deputy[/caption]

SA waits with bated breath as leadership race nears climax

As of today, South Africa is a step closer to seeing the back of President Jacob Zuma, as he is scheduled to deliver his last political report to more than 4 000 ANC voting delegates as the ruling party’s head.

His term of office as state president is also on shaky ground, depending on who wins the watershed five-day conference being held at Nasrec.

Ramaphosa has Sisulu as his deputy, Senzo Mchunu as secretary-general, Zingiswa Losi as deputy secretary, Paul Mashatile as general treasurer and Gwede Mantashe as national chairman.