Can Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma succeed her ex-husband as South Africa's president?

Can Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma succeed her ex-husband as South Africa’s president?

South Africa‘s President Jacob Zuma is keen to hand over the reins of power to the mother of his children.

Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma, 68 – a senior member of the governing African National Congress (ANC) – has been criss-crossing the country in recent months seeking a mandate to be its first woman president.

Since returning from a five-year stint in Addis Ababa running the African Union, Ms Dlamini-Zuma has addressed crowds at events from funerals to political rallies.

The eldest of eight children, she was born in the rolling hills of KwaZulu-Natal province in 1949 and joined the underground anti-apartheid student movement in the early 1970s while at medical school there.

Read more: Can Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma succeed her ex-husband as South Africa’s president? – BBC News

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