18 January 2016

Southern Africa: President Jacob Zuma Arrives in Botswana for SADC Double Troika Summit

Photo: Photo by Michael J. Jordan
From left, South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, regional mediator on Lesotho, with Lt. Gen. Tlali Kamoli, who was later appointed the country's military chief, and Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao, who was fired to make way for Kamoli and was later assassinated.
press release

President Jacob Zuma has today, 18 January 2016, arrived in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana to attend the Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Double Troika which scheduled to take place today.

The Extra-Ordinary Summit is anticipated to discuss and consider the political and security situation in the SADC region, paying particular attention to the situation in the Kingdom of Lesotho.

South Africa is participating in the Summit in its capacity as the outgoing Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation. The Double Troika is made up of the following countries: Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Mozambique, South Africa and Tanzania.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is also attending the Extra-Ordinary Summit in his capacity as the SADC-appointed Facilitator on the situation in Lesotho.

President Jacob Zuma is also accompanied by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; Minister Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and Minister of State Security, Mr David Mahlobo.

Issued by: The Presidency

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