Ramaphosa gets the nod as WCape preferred presidential candidate

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South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa gestures at an election rally of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa April 16, 2016. Photo: Reuters / Mike Hutchings

South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa gestures at an election rally of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa April 16, 2016. Photo: Reuters / Mike Hutchings

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South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa gestures at an election rally of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa April 16, 2016. Photo: Reuters / Mike Hutchings

South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa gestures at an election rally of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Port Elizabeth, South Africa April 16, 2016. Photo: Reuters / Mike Hutchings

CAPE TOWN - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has secured the Western Cape ANC&39;s backing to be the party&39;s next president.

Lindiwe Sisulu received the most votes for Deputy President, and Gwede Mantashe gets the nod for national chair.

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This was announced at the party&39;s Provincial General Council meeting on Sunday.

The ANC&39;s elective conference kick-starts on 16 December.