Zuma to lead delegation to AU summit

2016-01-28 17:18
President Jacob Zuma. (Waldo Swiegers, Bloomberg)

President Jacob Zuma. (Waldo Swiegers, Bloomberg)

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma will lead a delegation to the African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this weekend.

The summit, to be held on Saturday and Sunday, was being held under the theme "African year of human rights with a particular focus on the rights of women".

"Human rights, especially women's rights, remain the cornerstone of South Africa's legal framework and policies, such as the National Development Plan, which is in line with AU Agenda 2063's vision that there will be gender equality and women's empowerment in all spheres of life," Zuma said in a statement.

The summit would take place in the context of the 35th anniversary of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, which was adopted in Nairobi on June 27, 1981. It was enforced on October 21, 1986.

Zuma would be accompanied by Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe; Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula; Minister of Public Service and Administration Ngoako Ramatlhodi; Minister of Women Susan Shabangu; Minister of State Security David Mahlobo; and Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha.

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