Dlamini-Zuma Returning To Run For A Top ANC Leadership Position


Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will be leaving her office as African Union Commission chairperson come October, and will be returning to South Africa to take her place in the ANC.

It’s been insinuated that Dlamini-Zuma insisted on coming back because she intends to run for a top ANC leadership position. Before now, it has been speculated that the ex-wife of our present president could become the next and first female president of South Africa.

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This is based on a Mail&Guardian report which related that indirect allusion within the ANC has hinted that her return to South Africa is instigated by a quest to make her mark in the ANC.

She possibly, will run to be the president and succeed her ex-husband, President Jacob Zuma Mail&Guardian indicated.

Already, the South African government has confirmed that she will be replaced in July. Clayson Monyela, head of public diplomacy at the department of international relation said: “…she’s not running for a second term. Definitely coming back.”  

BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that last week, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) nominated Botswana foreign affairs minister, Pelonimi Venson-Mioti, to succeed Dlamini-Zuma, who’s unwilling to seek a second term.

Her decision to only serve one term as the African Union Commission chairperson has enraged other countries in the region who felt SADC was entitled to two terms.

Ambassador Joey Bimha, Zimbabwe’s secretary for foreign affairs said “SADC member states were in agreement that it was still Southern Africa’s turn to chair the AU Commission.”

As such, member states were asked to come up with a candidate. The deadline for nomination as related, is on Thursday. A new chairperson will be elected at the AU summit in Kigali, Rwanda in July. Thus, President Zuma’s ex-wive will be ready to return in October after handing over to the new chairperson.

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