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President Cyril Ramaphosa with Paul Mashatile at the ANC's 6th National Policy Conference on Day 1 at Nasrec Expo on 29 July 2022 in Johannesburg.
President Cyril Ramaphosa with Paul Mashatile at the ANC's 6th National Policy Conference on Day 1 at Nasrec Expo on 29 July 2022 in Johannesburg.
PHOTO: Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images

ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile has found support for his deputy presidency bid among President Cyril Ramaphosa's supporters and his opponents.

Mashatile's bid got a boost when the ANC's largest region, eThekwini, pronounced support for him while formalising its opposition to Ramaphosa's bid for a second term. They have supported Zweli Mkhize for the ANC presidency. 

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