The announcement of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress (ANC) came hours after the closing address by President Cyril Ramaphosa.
In what has been an eventful 54th National Conference, the announcement of the 80 members who will constitute the NEC was a much awaited event, that eventually happened when even many of the delegates had already left.
However, it is the responsibility of the conference to elect this very important body, and the voting process, whilst initially delayed, went smoothly.
Of significance is Zweli Mkhize at position No.1 , with the most votes. Mkhize withdrew his nomination for Deputy President, making way for the election of David Mabuza. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma who lost to Rampahosa in the race for president was voted onto the NEC at No. 9. Senzo Mchunu who controversially lost the vote for Secretary General to Ace Magashule has also been voted onto the NEC at position 18.
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