The new chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma will today host a meeting of former African Heads of State and Government at the Johny Makatini Guesthouse in Waterkloof in Pretoria. Dlamini-Zuma says former African heads of state continue to play an influential role in the development of the continent.
The meeting takes place against the background of a series of consultations that Dlamini-Zuma has embarked upon, ahead of assumption of her official duties as Chairperson of AU Commission at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa later this year.
In this regard, Dlamini-Zuma is expected to consult with a a number of relevant stakeholders with interests in the affairs of the African Union, as part of preparations for her assumption of office in Ethiopia this year.
She remains South Africa's Minister of Home Affairs until all the requirements and processes related to the assumption of her new position of AU Commission Chairperson have been completed.
Yesterday, Dlamini-Zuma held a meeting with SADC officials who gathered in Pretoria under the region's organ on Politics and Security. She will leave for Addis Ababa next month.