Reports have confirmed that another Zuma will be vying to lead ANC and South Africa.
According to the reports, African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gave the strongest indication that she will be running for ANC president in 2017.
Dlamini-Zuma was reportedly asked if her additional six months stay at AU would affect her campaign in the ANC.
In response, she remarked that she would be available to take up the ANC position.
“The conference is 2017 December, (my current position) has nothing to do with the ANC. The ANC has its own processes,” Dlamini-Zuma indicated.
“Of course my term should have ended in October. But the way I look at it is that I’d come to serve the continent if the continent has challenges. They want me to stay an additional six months, I should do it, and do it with pleasure,” she added.
More Women Must Become Decision Makers
Thereafter, Dlamini-Zuma had an interview with Rwanda TV. Therein, she wailed that it’s still a man’s world.
She said: “Societies everywhere have developed to the advantage of men. Men have occupied all positions of decision-making in every sphere. And, they have left the women in the kitchen to cook. To clean for them, be a chef, a laundry, everything but decision-making.”
Also, Dlamini-Zuma lamented that he media is helping the “man’s world” thrive.
“These patriarchal societies are very entrenched,” she said. “It is not only men who entrench this, even (women) have come to collude in our own oppression. So we need a change of mindset both from the men and the women and we have to work together.
Women have to organise themselves. We should not think someone should come and deliver these rights for us. We have to struggle for them.
We should build alliances with progressive men. There are progressive men that realize women’s emancipation isn’t an act of charity but a moral obligation.
Dlamini-Zuma made history as first female AU chairperson. She’s better positioned to emerge the first female South African president. ANC Women’s League and Youth League have insinuated many times that she’s their favorite candidate for the party’s 2017 conference.