The African National Congress congratulates National Executive Committee member and former Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Comrade Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for being honored with the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Forum lifetime achievement award yesterday, 29 November 2017.
Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma was awarded with this honour at the WPL Annual Global Summit which took place at Reykjavik, Iceland from the 28th to 30th November 2017. A medical doctor by profession and selfless freedom fighter, Cde Dlamini-Zuma was elected as the Chairperson of the AU Commission in 2012, becoming the first woman in five decades to lead the continental organization.
During her tenure as the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Dr Dlamini-Zuma led from the front in the adoption of the AU Agenda 2063 at the organization’s 24th Ordinary Assembly in 2015. Agenda 2063 is “A strategic framework for the socio-economic transformation of the continent over next 50 years”
Comrade Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is well deserving of this honour. She has dedicated her life to service of our people. She is and remains an exemplary leader and inspiration not only to women leaders but to all progressive forces committed to clean governance, visionary leadership and an uncompromising commitment to bettering the lives of our people.
Issued by the African National Congress (ANC)