Voting continued in the African National Congress leadership election Monday morning, after running through the night, with over 4,000 party delegates needing to cast their ballots.
A winner is expected to be announced later in the day, with either deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa or former health minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma taking the helm of South Africa’s most powerful party.
South Africans are hoping whoever wins will chart a new course for the ANC after years of damaging corruption scandals under President Jacob Zuma. Dlamini-Zuma is Zuma’s ex-wife.
The new party leader will contest presidential elections in 2019, and despite some disillusionment with the party 23 years into the country’s democracy, the ANC is still massively popular.