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Zuma arrives in Maputo for summit

2012-08-17 07:47

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Maputo, Mozambique, to lead a South African delegation to an SADC regional meeting, the international relations department said on Thursday.

"The SADC Summit is a statutory meeting of the 15-nation regional body which convenes annually in August. The meeting considers matters from different sectors for decision and for noting," the department said in a statement.

"The Summit also examines the performance of SADC institutions and reviews the overall implementation of the regional body's socio-economic programmes."

This would be the first time the heads of state and government within SADC had met since the election of Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as the chairperson of the African Union commission.

"At the Summit, South Africa is expected to report on its Chairpersonship of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation and the challenges ahead," the department said.

The summit begins on Friday.

Comments
  • Lyndatjie - 2012-08-17 07:53

    Come home - we have bigger problems here to sort out today

      mihaip007 - 2012-08-17 09:20

      hello zuma - how about CONDEMNING the violence here in your home country????

      terrylee.heuer - 2012-08-17 10:37

      He is not capable of sorting out his country's problems like someone commented a few days ago his new book will be : Fly past my beloved country....he will not stand another term that's for sure his days are numbered!!

  • harry.toubkin - 2012-08-17 07:55

    I THINK MR ZUMA MUST TRY AND DO SOMETHING IN HIS OWN COUNTRY AND NOT BE MORE OUT OF THE COUNTRY TO SOLVE OTHER PROBLEMS THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH SOUTH AFRICA. IT IS MONEY SPENT THAT COULD BE USED TO HELP THE POOR IN OUR SOUTH AFRICA

      mihaip007 - 2012-08-17 09:21

      haven't you noticed??? He is not "solvibng" anything even there! useless

  • NickvanderLeek - 2012-08-17 07:56

    any other president worth his salt would be personally involved at Lonmin, walking around, pledging support to the community. I think this is going to be the nail in Zuma's political coffin.

      mihaip007 - 2012-08-17 09:22

      If you looked at Obama, he sommer the very next moment commented and was distressed, but not zuma! Not unless it happened in the western cape. I wonder how many people must be killed before he "condemns" anything in sa?

  • fanie.viljoen.73 - 2012-08-17 07:57

    Not to belittle this visit, but I think the president should have gone to Marikana and sort out the death of 25 of his voters! In any country around the world this would have been the priority.

  • sekwati.robinson - 2012-08-17 07:58

    return home zuma the country is in flames people are dying and some are destroying our beloved state,ask someone to stand for you or you won't have a country to return to..

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-08-17 07:58

    There he goes gallivanting just to read a speech prepared for him and that he will use to wipe his backside and forget about it as soon as he has finished reading it. Meanwhile, the country is under siege and he has not even appointed an acting President. ANC sheep please give him a big boot in the butt at the Mangaung elective conference

      bibi.vanzyl - 2012-08-17 08:14

      And he has said zip about it publicly.

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-08-17 07:59

    What a joke, He is out of the Country at a gabfest, while his own country is descending into Chaos through a total lack of leadership. I dont think that the regional leaders he is meeting will be impressed with his input.

  • bibi.vanzyl - 2012-08-17 08:13

    Really? Unbelievablel!! SA needs a leader. Send one of your 40 thieves to Maputo and come and sort out the death and mayhem in your own country.

  • kwenam - 2012-08-17 08:16

    Aowa Zuma, we know you are incompetent but don’t rub it on our face.. What are you doing in Mozambique while peopleare dying in your country and you are president? Listened to Nathi Mthetwa interview with Xolani on SA FM this morning, i can tell you I’m very afraid if we lead by those kinds of people

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-08-17 08:17

    Mr zuma. Should you rather not be at Marikana?? Do you actually care what's going on there??

      kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-08-17 08:21

      Absolutely!

  • allen.bullard.9 - 2012-08-17 08:21

    Subsidised tourist!

  • itumeleng.moeti.94 - 2012-08-17 08:30

    Hey everyone Zuma is useless, He goes to maputo where as people are killing each other.

  • shane.primmer - 2012-08-17 08:31

    Nero plays his fiddel while Rome burns.

  • mandilakhe.nompehle - 2012-08-17 08:32

    That's our commander in chief...

  • warren.carne.9 - 2012-08-17 08:37

    Typical Zuma,when there's a crisis at home get on a plane outta the country

  • kingdom.ndlovu.1 - 2012-08-17 08:51

    mr zuma should rather be the minister of travel and tourism ...

  • abrammothibedi.abram - 2012-08-17 09:42

    he will not understand english he wena msholozi kule game abantu bayafa e marikana phuthuma

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-17 11:08

    How the hell can he look anyone in the eye after the massacre and hold meetings?. What is the matter with this man?.

  • michelle.h.koekemoer - 2012-08-17 12:08

    Whats this chop doing there? Mr Zooma you have a huge problem on some mine in some part of the country you are supposed to be running!! Wake up man FFS!!

  • kingdom.ndlovu.1 - 2012-08-17 14:59

    mr zuma please stop going around the world looking for handouts and sponsors from foreign nationals to help you build your Zuma village at Nkandla, people have been killed in your own back yard you moron, and you just turn a blind eye..FFS!

  • tommo.too - 2012-08-18 03:17

    Zuma has a new strategy. When sh*t hits the fan lets just get the hell out of town. What a nice caring president...

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