African National Congress leader Cyril Ramaphosa, who joined former president Jacob Zuma's cabinet as a deputy in 2014, has been elected as South Africa's new president.
South Africa's President Jacop Zuma, embroiled in scandals, faces several court cases. He could be ousted as head of state within weeks as top party officials discuss forcing him to resign.
There is widespread speculation that Ramaphosa and his allies are lobbying ANC members to oust Zuma as head of state within weeks.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress party concluded a six-day conference, but a bitter succession struggle overshadowed key issues on the party's agenda.
The heckling of South African President Jacob Zuma on May Day this year is in many ways a turning point for South African politics, and particularly for Zuma himself.
Zuma's sacking of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in last Thursday's reshuffle has outraged allies and opponents alike.
President Jacob Zuma has overhauled his cabinet, axing a highly-respected finance minister and several others who were seen as rivals. The currency has plummeted and his decision has led to renewed calls for him to step down.
Jacob Zuma is accused of corruption, abuse of power, and has even been tried for rape – yet manages to remain the nation's president.
The African National Congress has suffered the worst election results since Apartheid ended 22-years ago. The results have reshaped the political landscape, where the ANC has ruled virtually unopposed until now.
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