Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma safe and sound - AU Commission

Commission is aware of assassination plot reports, commends work of Ethiopian security services

Reported assassination plot Against AU Commission Chairperson

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 26 February 2015: The African Union (AU) Commission is fully aware of the recent reports regarding the purported "assassination" plot on the life of the African Union Commission Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, reportedly planned and foiled in October 2012.

The AU Commission is assuring the public that the Chairperson is safe and sound. Since assuming her current responsibilities in October 2012, Dr. Dlamini Zuma has been providing excellent leadership in steering the demanding, but very important work of the Commission in ensuring an integrated, prosperous and peaceful African continent, with the full support of all AU Member states.

The AU Commission would like to acknowledge the excellent work of the National Intelligence and Security Services of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, host of the African Union Headquarters, in ensuring the safety and security of the AU Commission Chairperson, the Union's leadership as well as various diplomatic representations related to the AU.

The African Union Commission would like to reiterate that it maintains good cooperation and collaboration with Governments across the continent, whether that be the Republic of South Africa, as stated in the reports, or any other AU Member State.

Statement issued by Jacob Enoh Eben, Spokesperson of the Chairperson, African Union Commission, February 26 2015

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