The announcement of the new ANC top six has drawn massive reaction on Twitter.
Here are some of the interesting views expressed:
Fikile Mbalula‚ who was among those calling for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to succeed President Jacob Zuma, wrote: “The branches have spoken‚ case closed. I join thousands congratulating the new leadership.”
EFF leader and former ANC member Julius Malema tweeted: “Nothing has really changed‚ the core of the corrupt premier league is at the centre of the organisation. The Guptas are still in charge and as a result it will be difficult to recall Zuma. Don’t get easily excited over nothing but I’m happy the Zumas ate a humble pie….”
Former DA leader Helen Zille tweeted: “ANC divided 50:50. How will it function?”
Mzwanele Manyi‚ head of ANN7‚ wrote: “I accept and congratulate the top 6 as announced. President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa is our ANC president who I will fully support as my president. Amandla!!!”
University of the Witwatersrand vice-chancellor Adam Habib wrote: “Congratulations to Ramaphosa. It is a split leadership team but maybe that is for the better. For those who worry about Ramaphosa being paralysed‚ remember that he has both Mantashe and Mashatile‚ both of whom are politically astute. He has political support and should use it.”