Dlamini-Zuma to officially handover to incoming chair of AU Commission

Cape Town – Outgoing chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is set to officially handover to the incoming chair Faki Mahamat on March 14 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Mahamat was elected by AU member states during the 28th AU summit of heads of state and government in January.

Reports indicated that he received 28 votes in the final round of voting, while Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamad got 24 heads of state behind her.

In a statement on Thursday, the AU said that the official handover ceremony would take place at 15:00 in the Nelson Mandela Hall at the AU headquarters.

Dlamini-Zuma, was the first ever woman to head the continental organisation.