The new leader of one of Africa's oldest political parties says he has a new vision for his country.

Businessman, activist, and politican Cyril Ramaphosa says he will fight corruption with the same intensity as against poverty and inequality.

He was chosen as the new leader of South Africa's ruling ANC party in a bitterly fought campaign on Monday.

Ramaphosa now wishes to put all that behind him and give a new direction to his party.

But his plans to wipe out corruption will likely pit him against President Jacob Zuma's supporters who control the highest decision-making body of the ANC.

Zuma has faced several serious allegations of courruption and the ANC has lost support as a result.

So, can Ramaphosa save the party of Nelson Mandela?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra


Bongani Mbindwane - ANC member and national security advisor to the police minister in South Africa

Grant Masterson - Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy

Thembisa Fakude - Al Jazeera Centre for Studies

Source: Al Jazeera News