President Jacob Zuma has for the first time tacitly and publicly endorsed his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to replace him as ANC president‚ which will also see her elevated to the country’s top job. Zuma has spoken glowingly about Dlamini-Zuma’s leadership qualities‚ describing her as “very bold” and “someone you can trust” - and wished that the ANC would see that it had a leader in her. Zuma was speaking at the St Catherine’s Roman Church in Dlamini-Zuma’s birthplace in Bulwer‚ in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands‚ where they both attended a service on Sunday before later joining the congregants of the Abundant Life Church in Durban. “She is bold and you can’t fool her. She is someone you can trust‚” said Zuma‚ whose speech was delivered in Zulu. Zuma said these characteristics were why the late president Nelson Mandela had appointed Dlamini-Zuma as health minister when he established his first cabinet after the 1994 elections. He said when Thabo Mbeki took over from Mandela‚ he had mad...

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