South African First Lady Visits Howard

Ceremony followed by performances welcomes Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma.

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One of South African President Jacob Zuma's wives, Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma, visited Howard University on Friday, speaking to students at the school's College of Arts and Sciences.

The Hilltop reports that after a ceremony hosted by the school, students from Howard's fine arts department and from a school group called Afro Blue performed for the South African president's wife.

"I want to be a way to affirm Howard University's commitment to the people of South Africa and an opportunity to create new ways to build on that relationship," Assistant Director of the South African Archival and Research project Charles Denton Johnson tells the Hilltop.

"It was really exciting and really powerful," one student says, "especially to think that she's someone's Michelle Obama."

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