Many people have been critical of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's legacy as African Union (AU) commission chair.
Dlamini-Zuma delivered her final opening speech to open an AU summit in the capital of Ethiopia, advises freelance journalist Carien du Plessis.
Du Plessis reports on Dlamini-Zuma's remarks on gender and women empowerment and reflects on the mixed reactions about her tenure.
Some say Dlamini-Zuma did well and others claim she focused too much on South African, in an effort to push her campaign for the ANC presidency.
A lot of people are negative... They say she went to South Africa a lot and didn't really speak to foreign journalists..— Carien du Plessis, freelance journalist
On the other hand she did well for women, the gender lobby is one of her successes.— Carien du Plessis, freelance journalist
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Meanwhile, chairperson of the Pan African Business Forum Ladislas Agbesi says Dlamini-Zuma has worked hard towards promoting gender equality.
Take a listen to him sing her praises: