Convicted Rapist Takes Over South Africa
Jacob Zuma has won the leadership of South Africa's ruling African National Congress with 60 per cent of the vote.
The party's large majority in parliament makes Zuma almost certain to become the country's president when Thabo Mbeki steps down in 2009.
But the new leader will need to heal the wounds in the party after a bitter battle in the party that prided itself on unity during the fight against apartheid.
Nelson Mandela, former president, and other party elders expressed concern after rival supporters heckled speakers from opposing camps.