Zuma attending extraordinary SADC summit

2012-12-06 20:04
President Jacob Zuma (File, Sapa)

President Jacob Zuma (File, Sapa)

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma will attend the extraordinary SADC summit in Tanzania, the presidency said on Thursday.

"Extraordinary [Southern African Development Community] SADC summits are called to consider urgent and pressing peace and security matters that threaten the essence of regional co-operation and integration, especially issues relating to regional peace and stability," said presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj.

The summit would be held from 7 to 8 December in Dar es Salaam.

Maharaj said issues to be considered included the crisis in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The summit was also expected to discuss the situations in Madagascar and Zimbabwe.

South Africa would be expected to report on the facilitation process in Zimbabwe, and Mozambique would report on the mediation process in Madagascar.

Zuma would be accompanied by International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

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