Johannesburg - Scores of ANC supporters are singing and dancing at OR Tambo International Airport in anticipation of Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's return from Ethiopia.
Dlamini-Zuma ended her term ended as chairperson of the African Union, headquartered in Addis Ababa on Tuesday.
Flight ET808 from Addis Ababa is estimated to land at the airport 12.50pm on Wednesday.
Supporters decked out in ANC Youth and Women's Leagues gear are singing struggle and pro-Dlamini songs at the National Key Point.
A huge welcoming party is planned for Dlamini-Zuma at Midrand from 3pm. She has received support from some sections of society and from within structures of the ruling party to succeed President Jacob Zuma, who steps down as ANC leader in December.