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21/12/2017 10:14 SAST | Updated 21/12/2017 10:14 SAST

ANC's New NEC: Ramaphosa's Friends And Foes Abound

The losing presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma came in at number nine in the National Executive Committee list.

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Newly elected president of the African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa arrives to speak at the end of the 54th National Conference of the ruling ANC at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, December 20, 2017.

The ANC's new national executive committee (NEC) is made up of friends and foes of incoming ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa.

Former treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize comes out tops, followed by Small Business Minister Lindiwe Zulu.

The losing presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma came in at number nine.

The rest of the top ten are made up of Reginah Mhaule (Mpumalanga); David Masondo (Limpopo); Ronald Lamola (Mpumalanga); Malusi Gigaba (KwaZulu-Natal); Zizi Kodwa (Eastern Cape), Violet Siwela (Mpumalanga) and Obed Bapela (Gauteng).

Staunch Ramaphosa backers Pravin Gordhan, Derek Hanekom, Angie and Mathole Motshekga, Jackson Mthembu and Mondli Gungubele all made the NEC.

But Ramaphosa will also face known backers of President Jacob Zuma when the party's highest decision-making body meets.

They include Zulu, Nomvula Mokonyane, Collen Maine, Bathabile Dlamini, Pule Mabe and Tony Yengeni.

Other Zuma ministers who made the NEC are Bongani Bongo (state security), Faith Muthambi (public service and administration) and Mosebenzi Zwane (mining).

The results were announced at 03:00 on Thursday after counting was delayed for hours.

New additions to the NEC include Thabang Makwetla (deputy minister of justice and correctional services), Sfiso Buthelezi (deputy minister of finance) and Mduduzi Manana.

Manana resigned as deputy minister of higher education and training in August and was convicted of assault after he beat-up two women in a Johannesburg restaurant.

ANC leaders who didn't make it back in the NEC include SACP leader Blade Nzimande and ministers Thulas Nxesi, Gugile Nkwinti and Senzeni Zokwana.

This is the full list of NEC members:

1. Zweli Mkhize

2. Lindiwe Zulu

3. Regina Makgaule

4. David Masondo

5. Malusi Gigaba

6. Ronald Lamola

7. Violet Siwela

8. Zizi Kodwa

9. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

10. Obed Bapela

11. Tito Mboweni

12. Lindiwe Sisulu

13. Bheki Cele

14. Fikile Mbalula

15. Thoko Didiza

16. Sdumo Dlamini

17. Bathabile Dlamini

18. Senzo Mchunu

19. Pravin Gordhan

20. Naledi Pandor

21. Ivan Botes

22. Zingiswa Losi

23. Jackson Mthembu

24. Phumulo Masualle

25. Pule Mabe

26. Sfiso Buthelezi

27. Mduduzi Manana

28. Aaron Motsoaledi

29. Thandi Modise

30. Edna Molewa

31. Collen Maine

32. Nathi Mthethwa

33. Tima Joemat Pieterson

34. Nkenke Kekana

35. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

36. Angie Motshekga

37. Bongani Bongo

38. Enoch Godongwana

39. Nomvula Mokonyane

40. Baleka Mbete

41. Derrick Hanekom

42. Mondli Gungubele

43. Jeff Radebe

44. David Mahlobo

45. Ruth Bhengu

46. Msebenzi Zwane

47. Pinky Kekana

48. Nocawe Mafu

49. Joe Maswanganyi

50. Tony Yengeni

51. Joel Netshitenzhe

52. Dakota Lekgoete

53. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

54. Noxolo Kiviet

55. Ngoako Ramathlodi

56. Mathole Motshekga

57. Sbongile Bhesane

58. Thandi Mahambehlala

59. Susan Shabangu

60. Pinky Moloi

61. Beauty Dluelane

62. Pamela Tshwete

63. Toko Xasa

64. Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba

65. Dikeledi Magadzi

66. Thabang Makwetla

67. Siyabonga Cwele

68. Barbrah Creecy

69. Mildred Oliphant

70. Khensani Khubayi

71. Nomaindia Mfeketho

72. Hlengiwe Mkhize

73. Pemmy Majodina

74. Faith Mothambi

75. Rejoice Mabudavhasi

76. Cindy Tshikunga

77. Gwen Ramokgopa

78. Sylvia Lucas

79. Pammy Majodina

80. Candith Mashego

-- News24