SADC meets on AU bid
MINISTERS from SADC countries met in Pretoria yesterday as lobbying for Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to lead the African Union heated up.
Opening the event, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said the Southern African Development Community was unanimous on the appointment of a woman to lead the continental league.
"In this decade of women, from 2010 to 2020, SADC and the southern region are presenting again a formidable candidate in respect to the heads of states' resolution to dedicate this decade to women," she said.
African leaders will meet in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 19th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union, on July 17.
The event was originally scheduled to take place in Lilongwe, Malawi, but was moved after Malawi refused to welcome Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, a war crimes suspect.