Today is a victory for the African National Congress.
It is because of your hard work, dedication and commitment to securing a better future for South Africa that you took the first step to renew and unite the ANC by electing Cyril Ramaphosa as the President.
Thank you, comrades, for your incredible support throughout our campaign.
Now, the real work begins.
In order to stay true to our word to embark on a new era of renewal and rebuilding, we must stay committed to fighting corruption and build a strong and accountable leadership party. Only then will we be able to transform our economy to one that works for all South Africans.
With Cyril Ramaphosa as our leader, we will be able to unify the ANC and ensure that our government is accountable, transparent and effective.
In the coming year, we must work to build an ANC that all South Africans are proud to declare as their own.
For now, we wish you happy holidays, and we will see you on 13 January 2018 in East London for the celebration of the 106th anniversary of the ANC.