Mkhize congratulates Dlamini Zuma
20 Jul 2012
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government has hailed the election of a "daughter of the soil", Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, to Head the African Union Commission, describing her victory as a significant step towards the ultimate decolonisation of Africa.
Dr Dlamini Zuma is from rural Bulwer in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and cut her teeth in politics as a student activist in the Province before moving on to make her mark nationally as a minister and internationally as a champion for the African cause on various global platforms.
Cabinet noted that South Africa had been responsible for mobilising the African states to take their rightful place as equals among the nations of the world. The African Renaissance initiative, the inauguration of the African Union and the entrenchment of democratic values on the continent signaled that Africa was shedding the burden of colonial repression.
Premier Dr Zweli Mkhize said: "South Africa is more than eminently suitable to take the continent to the next level, and a better choice than Dr Dlamini Zuma could not have been made. We are particularly proud that one of our own has been entrusted with this responsibility. Understanding her work ethic and absolute commitment to the improvement of the lives of the poorest of African children, we are confident that the African Union Commission is in good hands. We congratulate her and laud President Jacob Zuma for the inspired nomination."
Mr Cyril Madlala
Head of Provincial Government Communications
Cell: 071 850 9596
Issued by: KwaZulu-Natal Office of the Premier
20 Jul 2012
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