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of Extraordinary Summit of the SADC Heads of State and Government
Guest House, Pretoria, South Africa
The Extra-Ordinary Summit of the SADC Heads of State and Government
met at the Presidential Guest house in Pretoria, Republic of South
Africa on 26-27 January 2009. The Extraordinary Summit met to review
the implementation of the Zimbabwe Global
2. The Extraordinary
Summit was chaired by H.E. Kgalema Motlanthe, Chairperson of SADC
and President of the Republic of South Africa
3. The Extraordinary
Summit was attended by the following Heads of State and Government
or their representatives:
H.E. President Lt. Gen Seretse Khama Ian Khama
- Lesotho Right
Honourable Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili
H.E. President Armando Emilio Guebuza, Deputy Chairperson of the
Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.
- Namibia H.E.
President Hifikepunye Pohamba
- South Africa
H.E. President Kgalema Motlanthe Chairperson of SADC
H.M. King Mswati 111, Chairpeson of the Organ on Politics, Defence
and Security Cooperation
- United Republic
of Tanzania H.E. President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
- Zambia H.E.
H.E. H.E. President Robert Gabriel Mugabe
- Angola Hon
Assuncao Dos Anjos, Minister of External affairs
- DRC Hon.Alexis
Thambwe Muamba, Minister of Foreign affairs
Honourable Patrick Pillay, Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Malawi Hon
George Chaponda, Minister of Local Governmnt and Rural development
Hon Dr Denis Andriamandroso, Madagascar Ambassador to South Africa
Mr Anund Priyay Neewor, GOSK, Secretary of Foreign Affairs
4. The meeting
was also attended by His Excellency Thabo Mbeki, Former President
of the Republic of South Africa and SADC Facilitator on the Zimbabwe
Political Dialogue, Leaders of MDC Formations, Right Honourable
Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister Designate and Professor Welshman
Ncube, representing Professor Arthur Mutambara, Deputy Prime Minister
Designate of the Republic of Zimbabwe, and the Executive Secretary
of SADC, Dr. Tomaz Augusto Salomão.
5. In his opening
remarks, His Excellency President Kgalema Motlanthe, Chairpeson
of SADC and President for the Republic of South Africa welcomed
all delegates to the meeting and re-affirmed SADC's commitment
to finding a lasting solution to the implementation of the Zimbabwe
global political agreement.
6. The Extraordinary
Summit noted that the people of zimbabwe are faced with difficult
challenges and suffering that can only be addressed once an inclusive
governmnet in in place.
7. In view of
the above, the Extraordinary Summit decided as follows:
- (i) the
parties shall endeavour to cause parliament to pass the constitutional
ammendment 19 by 5 February 2009.
- (ii) the
Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Ministers shall be sworn in
by 11 February 2009:
- (iii) the
Ministers and Deputy Ministers shall be sworn in on 13 february
2009, which will conclude the process of the formation on the
- (iv) The
Joint-Monitoring Implementation Committee (JOMIC), provided for
in the Global Political Agreement shall be activated immediately.
The first meeting of JOMIC shall be convened by the facilitator
on 30 January 2009 and shall, among other things, elect the chairpesons;
- (v) The allocation
of ministerial portfolios endorsed by the SADC Extraordinary Summit
held on 9 November 2008 shall be reveiwed six (6) months after
the inauguration of the inclusive governmnet.
- (vi) The
appointements of the Reserve Bank Governor and the Attprney General
will be dealt with by the inclusive government after its formation
- (vii) The
negotiators of the parties shall meet immediately to consider
the natioanl security bill submitted by the MDCT-T as well as
the formula for the distribution of governors:
8. The Extraordinary
Summit expressed its appreciarion for the efforts of His Excellency
Thabo Mbeki, Former President of the republic of South sfrica and
the Facilitator of the political dialogue on Zimbabwe in helping
to find an amicable solution to challenges facing the Republic of
Zimbabwe and encouraged him to continue with his facilitation efforts.
9. The Extraordinary Summit commended the political parties to the
Global Political Agreement for their opennnes and constructive engagement
in finding a lasting solutio to the challenges facing Zimbabwe.
10. SADC shall
remain seized with the Zimbabwe situation in keeping wth its obligations
as guarantor of the Global Poliical Agreement.
11. The Extraordinary
Summit directed the chairperson of the SADC to present the African
Union at its forthcoming summit a progress report on the implementation
of the Sham-El-Sheik Resolution
12. The Extraordinary
Summit received a brief on the prevailing security situation in
the Democratic Republic of Congo and supports the govermnet efforts
to findimng a lasting solutionb to the conflict in the Eastern part
of the country. The government of the DRC expressed it gratitude
to SADC for the support thau far rendered.
13. The Extraordinary
Summit also urged the interantional community to continue providing
the people of the Democratic republic of Congo with humanitarian
14. His Excellecy
President Kgalema Motlathe officially closed the extraordinary summit.
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