LIVE: Zuma sending Minister of Defence and Minister of State Security to #Zimbabwe 

LIVE: Zuma sending Minister of Defence and Minister of State Security to #Zimbabwe 

Source: LIVE: Zuma sending Minister of Defence and Minister of State Security to #Zimbabwe | News24

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President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as Chair of SADC, is sending Special Envoys to Zimbabwe and Angola in light of the unfolding situation in the Republic of Zimbabwe.

The President is sending the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and the Minister of State Security, Adv Bongani Bongo to Zimbabwe to meet with President Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwean Defence Force.

President Zuma spoke to President Robert Mugabe earlier today who indicated that he was confined to his home but said that he was fine. South Africa is also in contact with the Zimbabwean Defence Force (ZDF).

The Special Envoys will also be sent to the Republic of Angola to the Republic of Angola to see President Joao Lourenco, Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security to brief him on the situation.

President Zuma has reiterated his call for calm and restraint and for the ZDF to ensure that peace and stability are not undermined in Zimbabwe.

SADC will continue to monitor the situation closely.


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    Rtd-Maj Michael . K. Nyamakuti 5 years ago

    Where were these imbeciles when Grace was doing her circus in Zimbabwe? My own opinion is that they must approach our Defence Forces with respect, and Mugabe’s welfare should not be their concern at all because they were never concerned about Itai Dzamara et al. Neither were they concerned how Solomon Mujuru died……What’s so special about a criminal like Mugabe and his prostitute that they are now sending envoys?

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    Diasporan 5 years ago

    Zuma & South Africans should not be let into our country.The whole world helped them against aparthied & they’ve done nothing to help us, selfish people. They can have the Mugabe sons.

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    Ulreka 5 years ago

    To hell with the AU. Blacks are being auctioned as slaves in Libya today and they are yet to condemn the practice yet they are quick to shout ‘coupe’ because one of their own has fart audibly. Zuma is one of the contribiterd to Zimbabwe’s problems.