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Johannesburg - South Africa's Deputy International Relations Minister Marius Fransman will meet Madagascar's political leaders for talks, the Department of International Relations said on Monday.
Spokesperson Nelson Kgwete said Fransman, who serves as President Jacob Zuma's special envoy on Madagascar, would hold discussions with the country's leader Andry Rajoelina and his predecessor, Marc Ravalomanana, who was ousted in a coup in 2009.
“South Africa is the current chair of the SADC organ troika on politics, and it is in this capacity that Deputy Minister Fransman is facilitating the meeting between the Malagasy political leaders.”
Kgwete said the meeting was set to take place under the auspices of the Southern African Development Community. - Sapa