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Thu Jul 28 16:40:02 SAST 2016

Zuma to lead SA delegation to SADC Double Troika Summit

TMG Digital | 14 January, 2016 16:35
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma. File photo.
Image by: SIPHIWE SIBEKO / REUTERS

President Jacob Zuma will lead a South African government delegation to the Extra-Ordinary Summit of the SADC Double Troika scheduled to be held in the Botswana capital Gaborone next Monday.

It is expected that the Extra-Ordinary Summit will consider the political and security situation in the SADC region‚ paying particular attention to the situation in Lesotho‚ Department of International Relations and Cooperation spokesperson Nelson Kgwete said.

South Africa is participating in the meeting in its capacity as the outgoing Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics‚ Defence and Security Cooperation. The Double Troika comprises Botswana‚ Zimbabwe‚ Swaziland‚ Mozambique‚ South Africa and Tanzania.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will take part in the Extra-Ordinary Summit in his capacity as the SADC-appointed Facilitator working on the political and security situation in Lesotho.

Mr Zuma will be accompanied to summit by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane‚ Defence and Military Veterans Minister Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and Minister of State Security David Mahlobo.

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