Zuma arrives in Congo

2013-07-22 20:13

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma arrived in Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo on Monday where he will be attending a Forbes Africa Forum, the presidency said.

"The forum will be a platform for exchange of views and experiences and aims to bring together economic and political decision makers from around the world, who share the same interest in Africa and its economic and social development," spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

"The forum will also include a number of panel discussions related to Africa’s economic development, investment and infrastructure opportunities, as well as employment and growth opportunities."

Zuma was invited by his Republic of Congo counterpart President Denis Sassou-N’Guesso.

The forum would be held on Tuesday under the theme "The emergence of an African middle class: conditions, issues and challenges".

Maharaj said Zuma would also use the visit as an opportunity to discuss issues that would strengthen bilateral relations between South Africa and the Republic of Congo, and peace and security in the Central African region.

Zuma was accompanied by International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele.

  • Steve Kalenga - 2013-07-22 20:22

    Please could someone specify which Congo is it?

      Emmanuel Nibishaka - 2013-07-22 21:28

      Republic of Congo is Congo Brazaville. The article is quite correct. Republic of Congois defferent from the Democratic Republic of Congo or DR Congo

  • proudlysa - 2013-07-22 20:23

    Can he please stay there....FOREVER!! We can sell Nkandla and give the money to the people that do not realize they keep a corrupt government in their own detriment

  • Pateng Elias - 2013-07-22 20:25

    Is he coming back? Why can't they keep him as their present?

  • Mavhungu Bishop Pettybone Chilidzi - 2013-07-22 20:29

    is he gonna stay there forever??

  • Valerie Vale - 2013-07-22 20:32

    So......who cares.......hope they keep him!

  • Percival Madonsela - 2013-07-22 20:35

    Guptyehlikisa is in Congo Brazzaville not in DRC your idiots(news24)

      Andrew Selous - 2013-07-22 20:46

      @percy,you made my day,Guptyehliksa,roflmao

  • proudlysa - 2013-07-22 20:35

    Respect is please tell me what JZ has ever done to be respected. Nothing I can think of! People like Madiba, Mampele, Tutu, Helen Zille etc will be respected. They are honest, hard working, non - corrupt people.

      Mbali Lihle Mbatha Ngcobo - 2013-07-22 20:52

      Ukungazi kufana nokungaboni

      Colin Dovey - 2013-07-22 22:19

      Wena semanini uzunuga amashlangu totoweaka

  • Richard Scully - 2013-07-22 20:37

    to collect his drugs

  • ancbasher - 2013-07-22 20:38

    Can the NINJA WARRIOR please stay there?

  • Danie - 2013-07-22 20:46

    Mr Pres , while you there , you will notice that the infrastructure provided in SA by Apartheid ensure a much higher std of living to SA citizens in 1004 than the citizens of that country currently enjoy. Should you thanlk apartheid for improving the lives of black South bAfricans?

      Nthokolose Puleng Marope - 2013-07-22 21:46

      Mara Danie you are stupid FULL STOP.

      Richard Scully - 2013-07-22 22:33

      The ANC already thanked them by joining together with the Nats

  • Colin Ashby - 2013-07-22 20:46

    What ever they speak about will be over his head.

      Xavier7034 - 2013-07-22 22:24

      So No 1 will be overcome by No 2 yet again?

  • Anthony Cowen - 2013-07-22 20:46

    Maybe he can get himself a Pigmy wife while he is at it he he he

  • Musawashe Moyo - 2013-07-22 20:47

    President Zuma has a great smile

      Andrew Selous - 2013-07-22 20:53

      photo taken upside down!

      Jammies Jamneck - 2013-07-22 21:55

      You must be the joker in you circle of friends...Keep up the is good for you

      Xavier7034 - 2013-07-22 22:25

      Great smell?

      Richard Scully - 2013-07-22 22:34

      Yes, he just stole some money

  • rivalani.mabasa - 2013-07-22 20:56

    I wish he can stay there and never come back

  • patrick.masseyhicks - 2013-07-22 20:59

    Pls keep him there. We don't need him

  • Ebony Love - 2013-07-22 20:59

    send a couple of 1st graders, they will make more sense than showerhead

  • Tibotouch Badnews Mgijima - 2013-07-22 21:05

    Please keep him there forever.

  • Lorna Mosca - 2013-07-22 21:14

    I'm just a tax payer......... Sorry Zuma I can't ever put president or mr before your name. Reading all the comments below people have no respect for you........ Call it a day.

  • Elkita Robbertse - 2013-07-22 21:17

    I think some scandal is coming up again.Zuma is running away again

  • Lorna Mosca - 2013-07-22 21:19

    We need a person with balls to run this country, please comment people this is not a racial issue anymore. They are screwing all of us. Love my country.

      Danie Van Rensburg - 2013-07-22 22:20

      So no women then?

  • Zimasa Makaziwe - 2013-07-22 21:39

    zuma must say hello to m23 rebels and tell them we need their help here in sa .

  • bababu - 2013-07-22 21:47

    South African do not people like him! Please stay there for good of nation !!

  • Jannie Visagie - 2013-07-22 22:14

    Lorna I do not even start his name with a capital

  • Charlie Quest Moserwa Ntshudisane - 2013-07-22 22:17

    Get yourself another wife there

  • Shirley Nthabiseng - 2013-07-22 22:23

    cn u plz guyz keep hm there 4 eva

  • Shirley Nthabiseng - 2013-07-22 22:24

    cn u plz guyz keep hm there 4 eva

  • maraisl - 2013-07-22 22:30

    There's something strange in the neighborhood, who you gonna call - corruption busters...

  • Israel - 2013-07-22 23:01

    Keep that MENTAL CASE there pleaseeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nathan Lombard - 2013-07-22 23:05

    Give the d00$ Congo fever.

  • Dave Elmore - 2013-07-23 07:31

    "Zuma stays in Congo".....much better headline

  • Richard Scully - 2013-07-23 08:35

    Please stay

  • Dejavu Dlamini - 2013-07-23 08:35

    You idiots stop picking on Zuma he is the President of South Africa clever fools....

  • Happy Moloto - 2013-07-23 09:40

    wrong name for this should be called ''FORBES EMPTY VESSELS FORUM''

  • Sontshatsha Kwezi - 2013-07-23 10:04

    To do what really.....

  • Cathy De Jongh - 2013-07-23 10:43

    Please stay right there.

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