Baleka Mbete endorses Cyril Ramaphosa for ANC president

December 16, 2017
| Report Focus News
Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete (R) and and National Assembly Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli field questions from journalists at a news conference at Parliament on Friday, 14 November 2014 following raucous behaviour in the House culminated in fisticuffs and scuffles. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

South Africa – Outgoing ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete says she will officially back Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for the party’s top job.

Mbete was speaking on the sidelines of the ANC’s National Conference underway in Johannesburg.

After a difficult first day, with slow progress, the plenary sessions were eventually adjourned until Sunday. Proceedings are expected to resume at 09:00 on Sunday morning.

Earlier on there questions regarding the credentials of some of the delegates. The issue will now be dealt with on Sunday. Mbete says this is to give more time for the issue to be sorted.

This effectively means that the conference is running a day behind schedule.