The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) says it doesn’t want Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s political wisdom to go to waste now that she’s back in the country.
On Wednesday, the former African Union chair returned home from Ethiopia after wrapping up her duties and handing over to newly elected chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat of Chad.
She received a hero’s welcome from hundreds of ANCYL and ANC Women's League supporters at the OR Tambo International Airport.
In a very short address to the hundreds gathered to meet her, Dlamini-Zuma thanked her supporters for the warm welcome and added that she would see them soon.
ANCYL president Collen Maine says they have big plans for the former AU chair which will be revealed after June.
Word of Dlamini-Zuma’s presidential hopes have sparked debate as of late with supporters believing she could bring a much needed gender-equality rhetoric in a vastly patriarchal ANC top tier.
However, opposition parties and critics believe much of the same style offered by her former husband is to be expected.
The ANCWL says it hopes Dlamini-Zuma will continue advocating for young women and children in South Africa.
She is one of only three women who has served under all the democratic presidents in South Africa, placing her experience level in high the reaches of local politics.