Zuma to SADC summit

Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma will lead a delegation to the 34th ordinary Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in Zimbabwe at the weekend, the department of international relations said on Friday.

"The SADC summit, convened annually in August, is a statutory meeting aimed at examining the performance of its institutions and to review the overall implementation of its socio-economic programmes," it said in a statement.

"During the summit, the SADC leaders will deliberate on socio-economic issues that affect the region, including the global economic situation; the performance of the SADC economy; gender and development; food security; and HIV and Aids."

Zuma would be accompanied by International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, State Security Minister David Mahlobo, and Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Zimbabwe is the new chair of SADC, taking over from the Republic of Malawi during the summit in Victoria Falls.

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Teko Mohaeka 2014-08-16 06:09:11 AM
Erna Westdyk 2014-08-16 06:16:27 AM
"President Jacob Zuma will lead a delegation" -------------- Guess which word doesn't fit.
Supersam 2014-08-16 06:44:16 AM
Let old stupid be stupid somewhere else yes
mica gogome 2014-08-16 06:58:03 AM
Wynne Strydom 2014-08-16 07:05:15 AM
What can this idiot lead, what is his qualifications?
Heisernberg 2014-08-16 07:46:04 AM
Not a single one of you has a positive thing to say about JZ heading to the summit. Would you be saying anything positive and constructive had we had a white president going there?
Clement Mokone 2014-08-16 09:03:05 AM
Who is to lead? My gOodness. If it was Maimane, Zille or Magwaza Msibi, better. A thief?
Rocky Bell 2014-08-16 09:33:58 AM
I believe 783 will be on a state visit to South Africa soon. I wonder why he doesn't stay overseas 24/7/365. But then on the other hand, he would have been locked up a long time ago. Does he still have three aeroplanes following his whereabouts in case one breaks down.
Edward Radingoana 2014-08-16 11:38:24 AM
Trip just waste of our money better if sent someone with brain
Johan Van Der Vyver 2014-08-16 12:37:41 PM
Wasting taxpayers money As per usual!