South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected chief of the governing African Nationwide Congress (ANC) in a celebration management contest, the ANC said on Monday.
The announcement comes on the finish of the ANC Nationwide Elective Convention, which began Friday.
Final week, Ramaphosa survived a transfer to start out impeachment proceedings in opposition to him in a vote in parliament.
The ANC parliamentary caucus largely voted final week to dam an investigation into an ongoing scandal, after preliminary proof discovered Ramaphosa may have violated his oath of workplace.
The findings associated to the theft of greater than $500,000 in money from the South African chief’s non-public recreation farm in 2020. The money was stuffed inside a leather-based couch, in keeping with the panel investigation.
The panel, led by a former chief justice, discovered that the crime was not reported to the police and that there was a “deliberate determination to maintain the investigation secret.”
After preliminary hypothesis that he would resign, Ramaphosa’s attorneys sought to problem the panel’s findings in courtroom. The president has repeatedly denied the allegations, saying the cash was from the sale of wildlife at his Phala Phala farm.
Ramaphosa was first confirmed as South African’s president in 2018 after his predecessor, a scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma, was successfully pushed out of workplace by his personal get together.
He made his identify as a commerce union chief throughout the apartheid period and because the chief negotiator for Nelson Mandela, serving to to information South Africa out of white minority rule within the Nineteen Nineties.
Mandela made it clear he needed Ramaphosa to interchange him after his presidency ended. However Ramaphosa misplaced the race to helm the ANC – and the nation – to Thabo Mbeki, one other anti-apartheid chief who got here again to South Africa after residing in exile.
Ramaphosa left authorities afterward and made his fortune within the enterprise world.