He is traversing the country interacting with ANC structures. Some have already expressed an intention to nominate him for the position of ANC president. He is now hoping to attract sufficient support. In several public addresses lately, either on ANC or government platforms, Ramaphosa always gives an indication of how he will change the ANC should he succeed President Jacob Zuma. He intends to fight corruption in government and also wants to unite the governing party.
This comes as the ANC succession battle gains momentum ahead of the party's national elective conference scheduled for December. Some ANC provincial structures are not solidly behind the two clear frontrunners - deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and former African Union Commission chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma - who are competing to succeed president Jacob Zuma.
In a clear reference to an ANC faction loyal to Zuma, it warned yesterday that the ruling party risks losing the 2019 general election if a faction wins the conference at the expense of uniting the majority of ANC members. Gauteng ANC provincial secretary Hope Papo told delegates at the party's greater Johannesburg regional policy conference that the national elective conference would be a do or die for the party.
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