Will AU Chair Dlamini-Zuma be South Africa's next President?

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chair, African Union

African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says she will step down at the end of July, fuelling speculation that she will run for president in her native South Africa in elections slated for 2019.

Dlamini-Zuma is a strong favourite to win the leadership of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the party’s 2017 conference largely because she is backed by her former husband, President Jacob Zuma.

Dlamini-Zuma’s core support is with the ANC women’s league, who have also expressed their loyalty to the president.

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