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Mlambo-Ngcuka to take top UN spot

2013-07-10 19:12

New York - Former deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has been tapped to head gender equality body UN Women, diplomats said on Wednesday, replacing former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, who stepped down to pursue another presidential bid in Chile.

Mlambo-Ngcuka, 57, was deputy president between 2005 and 2008.

Bachelet stepped down in March after leading UN Women, a body for gender equality and the empowerment of women, since it was created in 2010 by the UN General Assembly.

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  • Sthembize Zulu - 2013-07-10 19:17

    Congrats to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

  • Lolo Mogale - 2013-07-10 19:32

    I'm proud of south african women who took part in political global first was nkosezana today is mlambo go on ladys we are proud of you amandla

  • Luyolo Ngcuka - 2013-07-10 19:36

    Excellent appointment, looking forward to seeing the great work she will do.

  • Muzikayise Siziba - 2013-07-10 19:39

    Congratulations!!!

      Nwabisa Klaas Mahlaya - 2013-07-10 19:54

      Congratulatiom Mrs Ngcuka,am proud of u*

  • Denzil Davan - 2013-07-10 19:47

    Brilliant - Now she can use UN Money to fly around the world and not SA Taxpayers Money !

      William Mothibi - 2013-07-10 20:10

      Negativity will not take us anywhere, sometimes we must appreciate positive things happening around us.

      Mzu Dwala - 2013-07-10 20:32

      Jealousy kwaaaa

  • Ns Mj - 2013-07-10 19:52

    Congrats Phumzile amaqobokazana angalal endleleni yazini kunyembelekile.we r very proud of u.phambili ntokazi

  • Stanley Langa - 2013-07-10 19:57

    Well deserved Mrs Mlambo-Ngcuka, I wish you all the best.

  • Mbali Lihle Mbatha Ngcobo - 2013-07-10 20:01

    Nice move, good lucky

  • Derrick Shezi - 2013-07-10 20:02

    You make us proud!

  • William Mothibi - 2013-07-10 20:05

    Congratulation Mme Phumzile, may you continue to work hard and carry the hopes and aspirations of women across the globe.

  • Sisa Ronny Busakwe - 2013-07-10 20:17

    viva mama viva,amandla

  • Doreen Blessed Nokwanda - 2013-07-10 20:26

    Nice one Mama,we need leaders like you.Well done

  • Merita Bantom Ground - 2013-07-10 20:49

    Respect you !

  • patrick.masseyhicks - 2013-07-10 20:56

    I'm guessing, as with Zille when she won world mayor of the year, Zuma won't acknowledge this achievement

  • Thanduxolo Thandekile Sigwela - 2013-07-10 20:59

    No wonder why Thabo Mbeki appointed you to be his deputy president that means he saw potential to this woman, take the SA map Mr Mbeki, Mrs Dlamini Zuma and Mrs Ngcuka

  • Bevu SB - 2013-07-10 21:08

    You deserve it.Halalal!!!!malibonwe and the former Pre Mbeki is happy were he is

  • Thelma Nkosi - 2013-07-10 21:10

    congratulations mama, make us proud

  • George Pito - 2013-07-10 21:18

    I never heard of her till now. Then probably the last

  • Ernest Tlhagale - 2013-07-10 21:29

    pure leader that we want in our society vivaaaaaaaaaa.

  • Thulani Dlamini Dlamza - 2013-07-10 21:52

    hope we'll have coffee with creamer at her home

  • Ronnie Letshabo - 2013-07-10 22:06

    Congradulations, keep the rainbow flag flying higher, no wonder she was deputy president under president under M Congratulations, keep the rainbow flag flying higher. No wonder she was was deputy president under Mbeki

  • Bonnie Qoboshiyana - 2013-07-11 09:09

    Congratulations Mrs Ngcuka and all the best.

  • ian.murray.52459615 - 2013-07-11 11:48

    I hope it will not be a Selebi heading up Interpol type fiasco.

  • Penelope Magona - 2013-07-11 12:09

    Our first female President in the making, halala ntombazana, khula! qhama!ukwanda kwaliwa ngumthakathi

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