Song, dance, and a warm welcome for South Africa's' Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of the ruling African National Congress. In a speech marking 106 years since the founding of the ANC, he says the country will target investment under his leadership.>> Come to South Africa to invest in our country so that we can grow our economy, so that we can create jobs, so that we can end poverty.
So that we can reduce inequality.>> His predecessor, South African President Jacob Zuma, was watching from the sidelines. In Zuma's two presidential terms, South Africa's economy has slowed to a near standstill over allegations of influence-peddling in government and mismanagement of state-owned enterprises. Ramaphosa plans to tackle that by confronting corruption.
He says a judicial inquiry into allegations of graft in Zuma's government is a top priority and that those responsible should be prosecuted. But there's widespread speculation that Ramaphosa and his allies are lobbying ANC members to oust Zuma as Head of State in the coming weeks. His term doesn't officially end until 2019 when national elections will be held.
But he could be removed early through a motion of no confidence in parliament or at a meeting of the ANC's national executive committee.