From Victoria Ruzvidzo in Goborone, Botswana
Sadc chair President Mugabe this afternoon had a courtesy call and private lunch with his deputy chairperson Botswana President Ian Khama.

The two met in between Botswana Cabinet meetings as the host President sought to meet President Mugabe as he wound up his tour of the Sadc Headquarters here.

Earlier President Mugabe had addressed workers and management of the Sadc Secretariat whom he commended for playing a pivotal role in advancing Sadc’s cause.

He said their concerns and welfare would be addressed expeditiously to ensure they applied themselves fully.

President Mugabe also planted a tree at the Sadc headquarters as a symbol for growth and prosperity.