Here is predictions for who the most likely candidate will be to take over from Jacob Zuma as President of the ANC.
5. Baleka Mbete – Speaker for the National Assembly.
Baleka Mbete (born 24 September 1949) is a South African politician who has been Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa since 21 May 2014. Previously she was Speaker of the National Assembly from 2004 to 2008 and Deputy President of South Africa from 2008 to 2009 under Kgalema Motlanthe. She was elected National Chairperson of the African National Congress in 2007 and re-elected in 2012.
Mbete is the ex-wife of poet and activist Keorapetse Kgositsile.
She has all the experience needed to succeed Pres. Zuma as Pres. of the ANC.
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4. Zweli Mkhize – Treasurer General of the ANC.
Zweli Lawrence Mkhize (born 2 February 1956) is a South African doctor, legislator and politician and the current Treasurer-General of the African National Congress.
He is also regarded by many as a possible replacement for Pres. Zuma as the ANC leader.
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3. Gwede Mantashe – Secretary General of the ANC.
Gwede Mantashe (born 21 June 1955) is a South African politician, who currently serves as the Secretary General of the African National Congress. He is also a former chairperson of the South African Communist Party.
Because of his bravery and deep knowledge of things in the ANC, many see him as a potential replacement for Pres. Zuma as the party’s leader.
2. Cyril Ramaphosa – Deputy President of South Africa.
Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa (born 17 November 1952) is a South African politician, businessman, activist, and trade union leader who has served as the Deputy President under President Jacob Zuma since 2014. He was elected as Deputy President of the African National Congress (ANC) at the ANC National Conference in Mangaung in December 2012. He is also the Chairman of the National Planning Commission, which is responsible for strategic planning for the country.
Many South Africans see Ramaphosa as a potential Pres. of the country not just ANC president.
1.Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma – Chairperson of the African Union.
Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma (born 27 January 1949) is a South African politician and anti-apartheid activist. She was South Africa’s Minister of Health from 1994 to 1999, under President Nelson Mandela, then Minister of Foreign Affairs from 17 June 1999 to 10 May 2009, under presidents Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe. She was moved to the position of Minister of Home Affairs in the Cabinet of President Jacob Zuma, her ex-husband, on 10 May 2009 a capacity in which she served until her resignation on 2 October 2012.
On 15 July 2012, Dlamini-Zuma was elected by the African Union Commission as its chairperson, making her the first woman to lead the organisation. She took office on 15 October 2012.
She has been tipped by many as a future leader of the African National Congress.a