President Jacob Zuma’s ex-spouse and AU Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will soon be honoured with a humanitarian award for leadership.
The award will be conferred on her on Monday by Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi.
The event is expected to take place during her State of the Continent media briefing in Hilton Hotel Durban. This is not the first time Durban would be hosting AU events.
In 2002, when the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) transitioned into the African Union (AU), the launch held in Durban and was attended by over 40 African heads of state
The address, which is her last lap as the Chair of the African Union Commission (AU) will give the media an opportunity to engage with her as she concludes her four-year tenure.
The address is the first of its kind in recent African Union (AU) history. Communication regarding the event was announced by the South African regional and provincial channels and from the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS).
The award is in appreciation of her superlative and laudable role towards the realization of Agenda 2063. She will also be flanked by President Zuma’s most vocal supporters. They include; Minister of Communications, Ms. Faith Muthambi, the Premier of KZN, Mr. Willies Mchunu and the Ethekwini Mayor, Ms. Zandile Gumede.
Suffice it to say that Agenda 2063 is both a Vision and an Action Plan. It is a call for action to all segments of African society to work together to build a prosperous and united Africa based on shared values and a common destiny.
Dlamini-Zuma’s tenure as AU chairwoman ended in July but was extended to January, in order to pave way for her successor – who will be voted in next month.
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She is an aspiring presidential candidate of the African National Congress (ANC). She recently announced that she is ready for election as ANC and state president in 2017 and 2019 respectively.
AU Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma enjoys support among ANC members in Mpumalanga, the Free State, and North West.