|Reassert Africa’s sovereignty, AU told|
|Tuesday, 07 August 2012 00:25|
Takunda Maodza recently in ZAMBIA
“We want the new leadership to reassert that Africa is not only defined by geography, but also by a set of values and principles which we have freely adopted as independent states over the years.
“We welcome the election of the new chairperson of the commission and look forward to the injection of new ideas and vigour into the affairs of our union.”
Dr Dlamini-Zuma, who was South Africa’s home affairs minister, landed the post after beating the then incumbent, Gabon’s Dr Jean Ping, at the last session of the AU meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, last month.
President Mugabe expressed confidence in Sadc’s ability to restore constitutional rule in Madagascar and in the Economic Community of West African States’ bid to address subversion of democracy in Mali and Guinea-Bissau.
Dr Dlamini-Zuma beat Dr Ping after a protracted contest that began at the 18th Ordinary Session in January.