#AngelinaJolie in Jozi for #AUSummit >> http://t.co/I3pHJtF8Bv by @ermbates pic.twitter.com/CUzaJq70QM— eNCA (@eNCA) June 11, 2015
The AU is holding its 25th annual summit at Sandton’s Convention Centre, with leaders such as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attending.
A source close to the United Nations in South Africa said Jolie was invited to South Africa as a special guest of African Union Committee Chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
While Jolie is a Special Envoy, her visit is not a formal United Nations affair. She is said to be in South Africa with another charity working to protect women’s rights in war zones.
According to the United National Human Rights Council (UNHRC) website, Jolie has personally donated more than $5-million to the council since 2001.
"The funds have gone towards building schools - in locations such as Kenya and Afghanistan - as well as other initiatives aimed at improving the lives of the forcibly displaced."
Local publication People magazine has bought pictures of Jolie’s arrival, which will be published in its edition on 22 June 2015.
Gabrielle Ozynski, People magazine’s managing editor told eNCA.com a picture agency sent them the photographs.
“It’s just her in the airport with Pax,” said Paz. “It must have been very early in the morning. We got them first thing this morning, around nine.”
Cape Town – An eagle-eyed local eyewitness spotted Angelina Jolie and her son Pax arriving at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg earlier this morning.
It is unclear at the moment why the 40-year-old actress is in South Africa.
Paparazzi photos of Angie's arrival at OR Tambo have been bought by a local magazine.
Jolie and her son left London Heathrow Airport late on Wednesday afternoon on a flight to OR Tambo.