ANC Leadership Race: South African Sangomas Predict Ramaphosa Will Win

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ANC Leadership Race – The bones have spoken! As South Africans await the result of the election of the African National Congress (ANC), Sangomas have predicted that deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa will be the next president of the ruling party.

The Daily Sun reported on Monday that after consulting multiple sangomas across the country, they are affirmed that Ramaphosa will win Dlamini-Zuma in the hotly-contested leadership race.

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The local online print reported that each Sangoma it approached established that it’s not the time for South Africa to be led by a female president, therefore, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will lose the throne to her closest rival.

A Sowetan sangoma, Jabulani Mthimkhulu, reportedly said he threw his bones three times and each time they showed a CR17 win.

“My bones have shown Cyril will win. My bones are never wrong and never will be. It was a tough competition but Cyril will come out at the end as our new leader,” Mthmkhulu said.

Another sangoma, Mahlinza Dlamini, is said to have endorsed Cyril Ramaphosa as the people’s choice.

“Mzansi people love Ramaphosa. The nation is not yet ready to be led by a woman,” Dlamini said.

Similarly, it was reported that the eThekwini Traditional Healers chairman, Thandonjani Hlongwane, confirmed that his bones indicated that the current Deputy President of South Africa will succeed president Zuma as ANC leader.



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With 4,776 ANC delegates having completed voting for the party’s top six officials, a complex counting process is now underway. The process is time-consuming and because of the high stakes involved, the ballots will be counted twice by the Electoral Commission.

Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma has hailed the party’s internal democratic processes. Addressing journalists during a walkabout at an exhibition centre on the sidelines of the ANC national conference in Nasrec, he asserted that the debate at the conference has been robust because the party is pushing for the best candidate.

Emotions are said to be running high as delegates and others await the announcement of the winner in the bitterly fought race between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and ex-minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

The eventual winner is expected to compete with opposition in 2019 and expectedly retain power.The African National Congress has overwhelmingly won every election since the country moved to democracy in 1994 under former President Nelson Mandela.