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Jacob Zuma re-elected as ANC leader

  • Jacob Zuma has been re-elected as leader of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC).

    He won by an overwhelming majority after nearly 4,000 delegates cast their votes at the party's Mangaung conference.

    Kgalema Motlanthe has been replaced as deputy president by anti-apartheid activist Cyril Ramaphosa.

    Zuma had been favorite to secure the top spot after he was challenged by his deputy, Motlanthe.

    The 70-year-old won 2,986 votes out of the 3,977 cast.

    The ANC, which has governed South Africa since apartheid rule ended in 1994, is expected to win national elections due to be held in 2014. Zuma is likely to remain president until 2019.