Newly-appointed Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola is the face of one of ANC's greatest comeback stories.
The decorated lawyer is described by his peers as intelligent, humble and sometimes a little stubborn.
After Lamola failed to secure a leadership position in the ANCYL in 2015, he went underground.
He resurfaced as one of the very few voices in the ANC, calling for then-president Jacob Zuma to step down following the Constitutional Court judgement which found that Zuma had violated the Constitution.
He and a few comrades demonstrated outside an ANC NEC meeting to show their anger at the state of the ANC.
In 2017, Lamola appeared alongside his then-provincial chairperson David "DD" Mabuza, and within months he would go on to become a vocal supporter of Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed Zuma as ANC president.
He became the youngest NEC member elected and he was also elected into the national working committee structure.
Lamola also serves on numerous boards, including the Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) and the new SA Express.
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