International relations adviser to President Jacob Zuma, Lindiwe Zulu, says that South Africa is lobbying tirelessly to secure the African Union (AU) chairmanship for its candidate, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
Zulu says that Dlamini-Zuma’s name has been resubmitted and SA hopes that the attitude of countries such as Nigeria towards Pretoria’s candidate has changed.
Dlamini-Zuma failed to secure the required majority in an earlier election, where she was up against the incumbent, Gabon’s Jean Ping.
Meanwhile, the two will battle it out during the next AU summit, taking place in Malawi in June.
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