SADC Troika Leaders Meet To Discuss Zimbabwe

The troika is responsible for the security issues in the region.

SADC appointed facilitator, Jacob Zuma, Zambian Vice President, George Konda who is representing President Rupiah Banda and Mozambican President Armando Guebuza met to review the regional political situation. Top on the agenda of the meeting according to sources, was the situation in Zimbabwe, recent political uprisings in Malawi, Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
 
SADC Executive Secretary, Tomaz Salamao said Zimbabwe and other regional hot spots are to be discussed Wednesday.

“This is an ordinary summit and not a meeting of any specific issue. It will discuss Zimbabwe and other issues facing the region,” said Salamao.

Lindiwe Zulu, a member of the Zimbabwean facilitation team, who was accompanied by her colleagues, Mac Mahraj and Charles Nqakula said, “The parties have agreed to timelines of the electoral roadmap as directed by the last SADC summit but there outstanding issues and these will be dealt with the political principals.”

On Monday the state media reported that Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was invited to the Angola meeting as a mere citizen of the region but his spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka dismissed the reports.
 
“The Prime Minister did not suddenly find himself in Luanda. If he came here as an ordinary citizen of Sadc, perhaps it is pertinent to note that the ordinary citizen called Morgan Tsvangirai was given a red carpet reception upon his arrival in Angola,” said Tamborinyoka adding that his boss later attended a banquet hosted for the heads of state by the Angolan, President, Eduardo Dos Santos.