Mrs. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is the first female Chairman African Union Commission. She is a 67-year-old South African politician born in the Kwazulu Natal province of South Africa.
She studied at the University of Bristol, England while having held reputable offices in the South African polity from 1994 till date.
She was also reported to be quite impressive during her stay in the political offices; as the Health Minister, she de-segregated the health system and gave poor people access to free basic healthcare. She also brought forward the Tobacco Products Control Bill in 1999, which made it illegal for anyone to smoke in public places.
For a woman, who has risen to the very peak of African politics, she is said to very determined and courageous in her political engagements. She was also very vocal during the anti-apartheid movement as she was largely vocal during this period being an activist.
Mrs. Zuma, no doubt is a force to be reckoned with in South Africa having held offices such as the Minister of Home Affairs, Foreign Affairs, and Health.
She is a woman who many look forward to in South Africa as a role model.
We celebrate Mrs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, a role model, mentor and a point of encouragement for the participation in politics in South Africa and the continent at large.