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Baleka Mbete endorses Cyril Ramaphosa for ANC president

The ANC chairperson has given her backing for the party's top post to the current deputy president.

FILE: Baleka Mbete. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete has publicly endorsed Cyril Ramaphosa for the position of ANC president.

Mbete herself was also initially in the running for the top spot.

She made the announcement after the adjournment of the first day of the party's 54th national conference on Saturday.

The plenary session at which the issue of credentials ahead of the nominations process was set to be discussed on Saturday night has been adjourned and will resume at 9am on Sunday.

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