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SADC Leaders Summit In Luanda

Collins Ndlovu:

The Double Troika Summit of Heads of States and Government of the Southern African Development  Community (SADC) was held in Luanda, Republic OF Angola, 24 April 2018.

The Summit was officially opened by H.E President Cyril Ramaphosa as the chairperson of SADC, attended by various leaders from the region other parts of the continent such as Democratic Republic of Congo and the United Republic of Tanzania.

The summit received reports on the implementation of SADC decisions in the  Kingdom of Lesotho and commended the government and all stakeholders for the notable efforts in implementing the SADC reforms.

It also endorsed the roadmap for Reforms and National Dialogue and urged the government of Lesotho to prioritize the Constitutional and Security Sector reforms, which should be completed by May 2019, and a progress report to be represented to Summit in  August 2018.

Summit called upon all political parties and stakeholders in the Kingdom of Lesotho to accord the needed seriousness to the National Dialogue and the reforms process.

The summit also congratulated H.E Cyril Ramaphosa on his election as the President of the Republic of South Africa.

The approved the appointment by the facilitator of a high profile personality to support His Excellency Ramaphosa as the facilitator to the Kingdom of Lesotho on a continuous basis.

It also called on all stakeholders in the DRC to remain committed to the implementation of the electoral calendar and ensure a conducive environment for the holding of the peaceful credible election.

It also noted the unfolding developments in the Republic of Madagascar and condemned the loss of lives and destruction of property.

It also urged the government, political parties and the citizens of Madagascar to remain calm, exercise restraint and take measures to avoid the escalation of the political and security reforms.


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