‘Women need to take their rightful place in society’

The AU chairperson says if the ANCWL wants a female president, they must work for it.

FILE: African Union Commission Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says she can't be expected to react to rumours that African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) want her to become South Africa's next president.

Dlamini-Zuma, who is in Pretoria to engage with South African editors, says women need to take their rightful place in society.

The leader often touted as South Africa's first female president says women need to be in leadership of the economy, academia and the judiciary.

The AU chairperson says if the ANCWL want a woman president, they must work for it.

"So as a principle, if the Women's League wants a woman president, let them work for it. Let's work for it, why not?"