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South Africa to host the extra-ordinary double Troika Summit in Pretoria

The summit will be briefed on the report of the Ministerial Fact Finding Mission to the Kingdom of Lesotho

PRETORIA, South Africa, September 14, 2017/APO/ --

President Jacob Zuma, as the Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), will convene a SADC Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government on 15 September 2017 in Pretoria.

The Double Troika Summit is held as a result of the recent political and security development in the Kingdom of Lesotho where, among other things, the Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force, LT General Motsomotso was assassinated.

The summit will be briefed on the report of the Ministerial Fact Finding Mission to the Kingdom of Lesotho conducted by the rogue elements fingered in the Phumaphi Commission of Inquiry Report in order to chart a way forward on the necessary support to the Kingdom of Lesotho.

The Extra-Ordinary Summit is in line with the functioning of SADC where the Chair usually becomes the host of meetings during the period of chairship. 

President Zuma is expected to be joined by Heads of State and Government from the Kingdom of Swaziland, Republic of Angola, Republic of Tanzania and the Republic of Namibia.

The Summit will be preceded by Ministerial meeting in the morning of the same day.

Distributed by APO on behalf of Republic of South Africa: The Presidency.