Dlamini-Zuma to leave SA next month

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will leave for Ethiopia in September to take up her seat at the African Union.

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

JOHANNESBURG - Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is preparing to take up her seat at the African Union while ending off her term as Minister of Home Affairs.

Dlamini-Zuma is expected to leave for Addis Ababa in September.

Her new position as African Union Commission (AU) chairperson is a full-time job and her departure will bring about a change in political leadership at home affairs.

Officials said she was preparing handover reports for her successor, who is yet to be announced.

Spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs, Ronnie Mamoepa, said the minister would remain in her post "until all the requirements and processes related to the assumption of her new position of African Union Commission chairperson have been completed".

Possible successors to Dlamini-Zuma's position include Deputy Minister of Public Works Jeremy Cronin, as well as Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.