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5 Nov 2013
3:10 pm

Zuma headed to Namibia

President Jacob Zuma will pay an official visit to Namibia later this week, the international relations department said today.

FILE PICTURE: President Jacob Zuma.

Zuma and his Namibian counterpart Hifikepunye Pohamba would inaugurate the bi-national commission between the two countries, spokesman Clayson Monyela said in a statement.

“South Africa is the destination of 66 percent of Namibia’s exports and holds approximately 80 percent of investments in key sectors of Namibia’s economy such as mining, retail, banking and insurance,” he said.

“The highest proportion (25.9 percent) of [Southern African Development Community] tourists to South Africa on business in 2012 came from Namibia.”

Zuma would be accompanied by International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Energy Minister Ben Martins, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, and Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula.

The group would be in Namibia from Thursday to Friday.