Dlamini-Zuma meets with ANCWL

Newly appointed AU Chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma met with ANC Women's League in Pretoria.

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma incoming Chairperson of the AUC during a press conference. Picture: Jacoline Prinsloo/GCI

JOHANNESBURG - Newly appointed African Union (AU) Chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Sunday said South Africa must align itself with Pan African unity rather than pursue a path of narrow nationalism.

She was speaking to a packed Tshwane City Hall, explaining to members of the ANC Women's League what her move to the continent's top job means.

Women's League activists, celebrating Dlamini-Zuma's elevation to the AU Commission Chair are called it a redeployment, using the ANC's terminology for moving its cadres to various positions.

But Dlamini-Zuma, who is about to relocate to Addis Ababa, is adamant her future assignment will be as a servant of Africa not of South Africa, adding South Africans will be part of those she will be serving.