The new head of South Africa's ANC party is a former union leader turned businessman and now one of the country's richest people. He is likely to become South Africa's next president in 2019 elections.

Newly elected president of the ANC Cyril Ramaphosa during the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa December 18, 2017.
Newly elected president of the ANC Cyril Ramaphosa during the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa December 18, 2017. (Reuters)

South Africa's ruling African National Congress has chosen its next leader. Trade unionist Cyril Ramaphosa succeeds the country's president Jacob Zuma as party head.

Jacob Zuma has been riddled with scandal, allegations of corruption and cronyism.

Zuma's fate may well rest in Ramaphosa's hands.

And now Ramaphosa has the task of uniting a deeply divided party.

TRT World's Lynsey Chutel reports.

Source: TRT World