Mugabe leaves for SADC Summit

HARARE – Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe and War Veterans Patron, Zanu PF First Secretary and President Robert Mugabe, has left for Livingstone, Zambia for the SADC Troika Summit, which is expected to review the political and security situation in the region.\r\n

Mugabe is accompanied by Finance Minister Tendai Biti, Defence Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, Minister of Transport Communications and Infrastructural Development Nicholas Goch, Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, Justice and Legal Affairs Minister Patrick Chinamasa and other senior government officials.

He was seen off at the Harare International Airport by Media and Information Minister Webster Shamhu, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Misheck Sibanda, service chiefs and top government officials.

His delegation will join other leaders in Livingstone, Zambia for the Troika Summit, which is expected to deliberate on the status of ratification and accession to the protocols related to the organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation and also receive reports on the political and security situation in the region.

The Troika Summit will also review progress made in the implementation of the Global Political Agreement in Zimbabwe.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and his delegation are also expected to attend the summit.