SADC: Summit postponed after Botswana’s President self isolates

THE summit of the SADC organ on politics defence and security that was scheduled for tomorrow in Maputo, Mozambique has been moved to a later date.

In a statement, Botswana Press Secretary to the President, Batlhalefi David Leagajang said: “SADC leaders agreed on a postponement as a result of the unavailability of the chairperson, Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi who is currently in self-isolation.”

This comes after coronavirus cases were detected among the President’s staff members.

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa can also not travel to Mozambique as he is appearing at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry in his country.

Thursday’s Troika Summit was meant to discuss the political climate in Cabo Delgado which is of great concern to the southern Africa region.

Refugees are fleeing to other countries from attacks by Islamist militants in the Cabo Delgado region.


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