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