According to an article on the XDA Developers website, it has been suggested by the article’s author Aamir Siddiqui that the comment made by Huawei exec Charlene Munilall has been misinterpreted, and when we look at the context of the comment, maybe it wasn’t something worth getting excited over to begin with.
The original report came from Gearburn which covered the launch of the Huawei P9, and also covered how Munilall explained why there hasn’t been a Nexus 6P launch in South Africa, but added that distributors are starting to bring in the handset and she was quoted as saying, “That said, the distributors, our open market, do bring in the device, that’s how Cellucity got it… and that will still be the same this year. We’re doing the Nexus again this year, by the way.”
In this context, it has been argued that what Munilall meant was that Huawei is bringing the Nexus into South Africa. That being said, this doesn’t completely discount the possibility that Huawei could be building a Nexus handset this year. There have been rumors to suggest that they are, plus a trademark registration for the Huawei 7P has people talking and speculating, but until then we guess maybe you shouldn’t get your hopes up just yet.