The Extraordinary Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security that was scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday 29th April 2021, in Maputo, the Republic of Mozambique, has been moved to a later date.
This was after the leaders agreed on a postponement as a result of the unavailability of the SADC Organ Chairperson, His Excellency, President Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, who is currently in quarantine, and the Incoming Chairperson, His Excellency President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa who is committed elsewhere.
The SADC Extraordinary Troika Summit of the Organ plus Mozambique was expected to receive a report of the Technical Assessment Team that was deployed in Mozambique following the decisions of the SADC Extraordinary Double Troika Summit held on 8th April 2021.
During its meeting, the SADC Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government noted with concern, the acts of terrorism perpetrated against innocent civilians, women and children in some districts of Cabo Delgado Province of Mozambique and reaffirmed SADC’s continued commitment to contribute towards bringing lasting peace and security.
The Summit further condemned the terrorist attacks in strongest terms, and affirmed that such heinous attacks cannot be allowed to continue without a proportionate regional response.