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South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (L) and President Jacob Zuma listen to the national anthem at the opening of Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa February 11, 2016. Credit: Yahoo/Reuters/Mike Hutchings

South Africa's biggest union group backs Ramaphosa to succeed Zuma

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa saw his chances of becoming South Africa’s next leader increase on Thursday.

Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President of South Africa

South African union backs unionist-turned-tycoon Ramaphosa as next President

South Africa‘s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa saw his chances of becoming the country’s next leader increase on Monday when the powerful mining union he helped found before he made a fortune in business backed him to succeed President Jacob Zuma.

Cyril Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa tops list of candidates for next President of South Africa, according to New World Wealth survey (Infographic)

Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa‘s current Deputy President, is the top candidate for next President of South Africa, with 71% of respondents picking him over other likely candidates.