Africa needs more women presidents – Dlamini-Zuma

Heirs apparent: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma appears to be the frontrunner to take over the ANC presidency from her ex-husband, President Jacob Zuma. (Tiksa Negeri/Reuters)
Heirs apparent: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma appears to be the frontrunner to take over the ANC presidency from her ex-husband, President Jacob Zuma. (Tiksa Negeri/Reuters)

The former chairperson of the African Union commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, says Africa needs more women to be elected into presidential positions.

“Right now there is just one, in Liberia [Ellen Johnson Sirleaf] and her two terms come to an end in October,” said Dlamini-Zuma on Sunday. She was speaking at a church in Khutsong, Carletonville at a service with the theme of women in leadership.

Although she giggled several times when speaking about the potential of a female president in South Africa, she called on women to stop undermining their own capabilities.

She’s earmarked by some to replace President Jacob Zuma when he steps down at the ANC’s 54th national elective conference in December but is likely to have to fight it out with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who declared in December 2016 that he was available to serve if nominated for the post.

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SOURCE: News Now/ News 24/ Reuters

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.