Today in history: Ramaphosa decides to leave parliament

By Drum Digital
13 April 2015

Cyril Ramaphosa, secretary-general of the African National Congress (ANC) and chairman of the Constitutional Assembly, announced his intention to resign from Parliament once the final Constitution is agreed upon.

Date: 13 April, 1996

He will become deputy executive chairman of New Africa Investment Ltd (NAIL). Ramaphosa was the only a real challenger to Thabo Mbeki in the race to succeed outgoing president Nelson Mandela. However, he continued to be an active member of the ANC.

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