ANC leader says South Africa in new era as talk of Zuma exit grows

I revive this because South Africa has always been close to my heart

The Crusader Journal

FILE PHOTO: African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses supporters during the Congress' 106th anniversary celebrations, in East London, South Africa FILE PHOTO: African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses supporters during the Congress’ 106th anniversary celebrations, in East London, South Africa, January 13, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

By Alexander Winning and Alexis Akwagyiram

JOHANNESBURG/DAVOS (Reuters) – The new leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Thursday the country had entered a new era under his leadership, in a fresh sign that Jacob Zuma’s days as president are numbered.

Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration reflects the party’s desire to win back the trust of investors and convince voters ahead of next year’s election that it can boost the economy.

But above all it shows the ANC wants to overcome the taint of corruption it acquired since Zuma became president in 2009.

β€œWe are in a new era. We had an old leadership of the ANC, we now have a new leadership of the ANC,” Ramaphosa said on the…

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