Boost for Ramaphosa ahead of ANC vote as Sisulu drops out of the race
Friday December 15 2017
Former South African housing minister Lindiwe Sisulu. She has dropped out of the race for leader of South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) to instead contest the deputy position. PHOTO FILE | NATION
Ms Sisulu will contest the position under Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa who is in a tight leadership race with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former African Union commission chief.
Her backing of Mr Ramaphosa is seen as a boost to his campaign ahead of an intensely competitive party conference which has split the ANC down the middle.
Ms Sisulu's move is seen as a last-ditch effort to remain at the top of the party.