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  • SADC Chairpersons 1980 – Present

    Date

     

     

    Chairperson

     

    Country

    1980-1981

    H.E President, Dr Kenneth David  Kaunda

    Republic of Zambia

    1981-1982

    H.E President, Dr  Robert Gabriel  Mugabe

    Republic of Zimbabwe

    1982-1993

    H.E President Sir. Quett Ketumile Joni Masire

    Republic of Botswana

    1983-1984

    H.E President  Samora  Moisés Machel

    Republic of Mozambique

    1984-1985

    H.E President Sir. Quett Ketumile Joni Masire

    Republic of Botswana

    1985-1986

    H.E President  Julius Kambarage Nyerere

    United Republic of Tanzania

    1986-1987

    H.E President  Jose Eduardo dos Santos

    Republic of Angola

    1987-1988

    H.E President, Dr Kenneth David  Kaunda

    Republic of Zambia

    1988-1989

    H.E President  Joaquim Alberto Chissano

    Republic of Mozambique

    1989-1990

    H.E President, Dr  Robert Gabriel  Mugabe

    Republic of Zimbabwe

    1990-1991

    H.E President Sir. Quett Ketumile Joni Masire

    Republic of Botswana

    1991-1992

    H.E President Ali Hassan Mwinyi

    United Republic of Tanzania

    1992 – 1993

    H.E President Sir. Quett Ketumile Joni Masire

    Republic of Botswana

    1993 – 1994

    H.E President Sir. Quett Ketumile Joni Masire

    Republic of Botswana

    1994 – 1995

    H.E President Sir. Quett Ketumile Joni Masire

    Republic of Botswana

    1995 – 1996

    H.E President Sir. Quett Ketumile Joni Masire

    Republic of Botswana

    1996 – 1997

    H.E President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

    Republic of South Africa

    1997 – 1998

    H.E President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

    Republic of South Africa

    1998 - 1999

    H.E President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

    H.E President Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki

    Republic of South Africa

    1999 - 2000

    H.E President  Joaquim Alberto Chissano

    Republic of Mozambique

    2000 – 2001

    H.E President Dr Samuel Shafiishuna Daniel Nujoma

    Republic of Namibia

    2001 - 2002

    H.E President Elson Bakili Muluzi

    Republic of Malawi

    2002 - 2003

    H.E President José Eduardo dos Santos

    Republic of Angola

     

    2003 - 2004

    H.E President Benjamin William Mkapa

    United Republic of Tanzania

    2004 - 2005

    H.E Prime Minister Paul Raymond Berenger

    Republic of Mauritius

     

    2005 - 2006

    H.E President Festus Gontebanye Mogae

    Republic of Botswana

    2006 - 2007

    H.E Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili

    Kingdom of Lesotho

     

    2007 - 2008

    H.E President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa

    Republic of Zambia

     

    2008 - 2009

    H.E President Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki

    H.E President Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe

    H.E President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa  Zuma

    Republic of South Africa

    2009-2010

    H.E President Joseph Kabila Kabange

    Democratic Republic of Congo

    2010-2011

     

    H.E President Dr Lucas Hifikepunye Pohamba

    Republic of Namibia

    2011-2012

     

    H.E President Jose Eduardo dos Santos

    Republic of Angola

    2012-2013

    H.E President Armando Emilio Guebuza

    Republic of Mozambique

     

    2013-2014

    H.E President Joyce Hilda Banda

    H.E President Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika

    Republic of Malawi

    2014-2015

    H.E President, Dr  Robert Gabriel  Mugabe

    Republic of Zimbabwe

    2015-2016

    H.E President Lieutenant General Dr  Serêtsê Khama Ian Khama

    Republic of Botswana

    2016-2017

    His Majesty King Mswati III

    Kingdom of Eswatini

    2017-2018

    H.E President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma

    H.E President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa

    Republic of South Africa

    2018-2019

     

    H.E President Dr  Gottfried Hage Geingob

    Republic of Namibia

    2019-

    H.E President Dr. John Joseph Pombe  Magufuli

    United Republic of Tanzania