Zuma, Ramaphosa to attend SADC summit in Botswana

FILE PICTURE: Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and president Jacob Zuma share a lighthearted moment during a youth day event in Tshwane, 16 June 2015. Picture: Refilwe Modise

SA was participating in the meeting in its capacity as outgoing chair of the SADC organ on politics, defence, and security co-operation.

President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will travel to Gaborone in Botswana to attend the extra-ordinary summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) double troika from June 28, the presidency said on Sunday.

Ramaphosa would attend the summit in his capacity as the SADC-appointed facilitator on Lesotho, the presidency said in a statement.

It was expected that the summit would consider the political and security situation in the SADC region, paying particular attention to the situation in Lesotho.

South Africa was participating in the meeting in its capacity as outgoing chair of the SADC organ on politics, defence, and security co-operation. The double troika comprised of Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania.

Zuma would be accompanied by International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, and State Security Minister David Mahlobo, the presidency said.
– African News Agency (ANA)



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