No clarity on Dlamini-Zuma's plans after AU

2016-04-08 08:03
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. (Simon Maina, AFP)

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. (Simon Maina, AFP)

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Johannesburg - While there has been grand speculation that African Union chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's may be returning to South African politics when she steps down from her role as AU head later this year, her office said it was unaware of her future plans. 

"Yes, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is not seeking a second term as Chairperson of the AU Commission, when her term comes to an end this year. We do not know anything about her plans thereafter," her spokesperson Jacob Enoh Eben told News24. 

With the growing criticism and calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is his ex-wife is seen as a likely candidate to take over for him. 

Dlamini-Zuma did not submit an application to remain as chairperson for a second term before the deadline for candidates closed last week. 

She did not give any reason for her decision. 

It was understood that the AU would name Dlamini-Zuma's successor in July. The names of those contending for the position had not yet been disclosed. 

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