President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Jiarus Mmutle/GCIS
President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: Jiarus Mmutle/GCIS

Ramaphosa arrives for SADC Mozambique summit

By Ntombi Nkosi Time of article published Apr 8, 2021

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Johannesburg – President Cyril Ramaphosa and his delegate have arrived in Maputo, Mozambique to attend a summit to address terrorist attacks that have taken place in the country.

The extraordinary double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is under way.

The meeting provides an important platform for regional engagement on measures to be taken to resolve the security challenges confronting Mozambique.

South Africa as a member of SADC, will participate in the meeting with a view to assist in the development of a solution that will secure peace and continued development in Mozambique.

The attacks by Islamic State-linked insurgents killed a number of people, including a South African, Adrian Nel, in the town of Palma two weeks ago.

Last week Ramaphosa deployed an undisclosed number of SANDF personnel to assist repatriate more than 50 South Africans including Nel’s father and brother.

The SADC Double Troika comprises SADC Troika member states: Mozambique (current chair of SADC), Malawi (incoming chair), Tanzania (outgoing chair); as well as member states of the Troika of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation: Botswana (current chair); South Africa (incoming chair); and Zimbabwe (outgoing chair).

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