Southern African Development Community, 15 member states to debate whether to admit Burundi and Comoros to the bloc at the Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government in Mbabane, in the Kingdom of Swaziland.
“Burundi remains divided after the disputed stay of its president’s in power. Possibly issues SADC will have to consider. Comoros on the hand would likely pose no difficulties. But another bugbear for the region is the DRC president Joseph Kabila who has exceeded his mandate, and the east is shaky,” said president Jacob Zuma’s spokesperson Bongani Nqulunga to SABC
The SADC Double Troika Summit will also convened to receive and discuss a progress report on the implementation of SADC decisions in relation to the political situation in the Kingdom of Lesotho as well as an update on the political and security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) according to a statement released by the South African State House.
The Summit will further discuss, amongst other things, food security following the armyworm outbreak currently affecting crop production and food security in the region.
President Zuma attends the SADC Extraordinary Summit of Heads of Government, the Kingdom of Swaziland pic.twitter.com/bLf9i1wRBk
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