Dlamini-Zuma still home affairs minister

2012-07-17 19:35

Johannesburg - Newly-appointed African Union Commission chair Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma remains minister of home affairs for the time being, the presidency said on Tuesday.

"[She remains minister] until all the requirements and processes related to the assumption of her new position of AU Commission chairperson have been completed," it said in a statement.

"We will do our best to ensure that the good work that she has done in turning around the department of home affairs is carried forward," President Jacob Zuma said in the statement.

He returned on Tuesday from the AU's two-day 19th Ordinary Session of heads of state and government in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where Dlamini-Zuma was elected.

She received 37 of the 51 votes and will assume the reins from Gabonese foreign minister Dr Jean Ping.

  • ditoare.gypsy - 2012-07-17 20:12

    Where are the haters??? They will be silent like this in December. Lol

      devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-17 20:41

      Whats happening in december?

      Squeegee - 2012-07-17 20:44

      gypsey's brain will come out of hibernation for a single day.

  • georgebrightons - 2012-07-17 20:13

    Congragulations mama Dlamini-Zuma in ur new endeavour.. Transform African Union into new dispensation and we would like to see a united Africa as one of the best and safest continent.

      George De Beer - 2012-07-18 07:24

  • joe.ndlovu.16 - 2012-07-17 20:56

    Thank u mama for turning horror affairs to the real HOME u are gone it is going back again to horror affairs.u have done wonders mama on this department we hope who is going to take over will carryon with the gud job which u were doing

  • madulla.nkosi - 2012-07-17 22:18

    Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma should remain the Minister of Home Affairs until she has cleaned up the mess that she caused. Through her short-sightedness, her past actions are the direct result of the xenophobia that has plagued South Africa for the past few years. Not only did she cause a catastrophe in Zimbabwe, but she also opened up the borders for all and sundry to enter at will. Bow your head in abject shame Nkosazana. You have caused millions to be displaced, and thousands to be murdered by Mugabe. And all the while, you twiddled your thumbs while the crisis in Zimbabwe unfolded. And to cap it all, you showed absolutely no remorse. You are obviously bereft of any conscience at all!!

  • bernpm - 2012-07-17 22:38

    "We will do our best to ensure that the good work that she has done in turning around the department of home affairs is carried forward," What am I missing here? I applied for a duplicate of my permanent residence (original stolen with some other papers) in June 2009, paid the fee. The message: "will be ready for collection in 3 months". Finally found out 3 months ago (almost 3 years later) that paper is ready in Pretoria. 2 years ago I moved to Northern Cape (1400km from Pta). The Dept cannot send the paper to Calvinia (75km) or Cape Town (400km) but insists that I come and collect in Pta....2800km return, 2 or 3 nights B&B.......well done mrs Zuma and good luck in your new function. I do understand why many people, without telephone, computer, car and language skills get very frustrated and angry.

  • elmarie.viljoen.7 - 2012-07-17 23:53

    Turning around the department? Oh it so took a turn! A turn for the worse! I tried to register my divorce, first time accepted then 3 months later I called to check up on the status, just to be told that the documents are incorrect, then after that, a further 3 times they 'lost' the papers - which by now were in fact correct! Then I was told that I have to pay R1500-00 if I want to 'fast track' my documents - which I obviously did NOT pay!! Bribery and corruption in action! Ended up sitting at Pretoria offices for 6 hours waiting for this mess to be sorted out. So no, you did not make anything better!!

  • pqtabo - 2012-07-18 06:02

    All white South Africans should watch this video:

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