WATCH: One year since Ramaphosa was elected ANC president

Cyril Ramaphosa's beat Nkosazana-Dlamini Zuma in a tightly contested race. His election saw him become president of the country after former president Jacob Zuma resigned in February. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG – It marks a year since Cyril Ramaphosa was elected ANC President.

While former President Jacob Zuma pulled a poker face – for others, the pain was unbearable

The race was tight but the sun was forced to set on Nkandla to make way for the new dawn.

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It has not been smooth sailing: from ailing SOEs and a struggling economy to divisions within the governing party.

With a tumultuous year behind him, it's still to be seen whether Ramaphosa's new dawn will turn into a new day.