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- Summit of the Troika of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security
Cooperation - Maputo
November 05, 2009
1. Summit of
the Troika of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation
met in Maputo, Republic of Mozambique, on 05 November 2009 to consider
the political and security situation in the region.
2. The meeting
was chaired by H.E. Armando Emilia Guebuza, Chairperson of the Organ
on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, and President of
the Republic of Mozambique.
3. The Summit
was attended by the following Heads of State and Government or their
H.E Armando Emilio Guebuza
Swaziland: His Majesty, King Mswati
South Africa: H.E. President Jacob G. Zuma
Zimbabwe: H.E. President Robert G. Mugabe
Zambia: Hon. Dr. Kalombo T. Mwansa, Minister of Defence; and
DRC: H.E. Bene L. M'Poko, Ambassador accredited to the Republic
of South Africa.
4. Summit was
also attended by:
(i) the Right
Honourable Morgan Tsvangirai - Prime Minister of the Republic of
(ii) Hon. Professor Arthur Mutambara - Deputy Prime Minister of
the Republic of Zimbabwe
(iii) Hon. Thokozani Khupe - Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic
(iv) Executive Secretary of SADC, Dr Tomaz A. Salomao
5. In his opening
remarks, His Excellency President Armando Emilio Guebuza. Chairperson
of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation and President
of the Republic of Mozambique welcomed all delegates to the meeting.
His Excellency, re-affirmed SADC'S commitment to inding a lasting
solution to the political and security challenges in Madagascar,
Lesotho and to the implementation of the Global
Political Agreement in Zimbabwe.
6. Summit noted
with appreciation the progress made by the Joint Mediation Team
on Madagascar led by SADC Facilitator H.E Joaquim Chissano, former
President of the Republic of Mozambique in promoting dialogue among
the four political ieaders in order to restore the constitutional
normalcy in Madagascar.
7. Summit urged
the four leaders of the Mouvances in Madagascar to fully commit
themselves to the dialogue and secure a lasting solution to the
political situation in the country.
8. Summit noted
a report presented by the Ministerial Committee of the Organ Troika
on the progress in the political dialogue in the Kingdom of Lesotho.
Among others. Summit noted with appreciation the role of the Christian
Council of Lesotho (CCL) in facilitating dialogue amongst the Basotho
political stakeholders and urged that:
(i) the Organ
Troika work out the modalities on how to collaborate with CCL
in an effort to inding a lasting solution to the post-eectoral
matters in Lesotho:
parties to the dialogue to fully commit themselves to finding
a lasting solution to the post-electoral matters and bring them
to finality; and
Lesotho Electoral Law be amended expeditiously.
9. Summit also
noted a report presented by the MCO Troika on progress made on the
implementation of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) in Zimbabwe.
10. Summit further
noted the Inclusive Government's achievements made in the political,
social and economic fronts during the nine months since its inception.
Some of the
notable achievements are: (i) peace and stability in the country;
and (ii) positive progress on economic recovery.
11. In view
of the above, Summit urged the following:
(i) the parties
should fully comply with the spirit and letter of the GPA and
SADC Summit decisions of 27
parties should not allow the situation to deteriorate any further;
parties to engage in a dialogue in order to find a lasting solution
to the outstanding issues towards the full implementation of the
(iv) the Facilitator
(the Republic of South Africa) on behalf of the Troika should
remain seized with the developments on the implementation of the
(v) the MCO
Troika should continue monitoring the progress closely and report
to the Chairperson of the SADC Organ Troika on Politics, Defence
and Security Cooperation; and
(vi) the international
community to lift all forms of sanctions on Zimbabwe.
12. Summit decided
(i) the political
parties signatory to the GPA should engage in dialogue with immediate
effect within fifteen (15) days not beyond thirty (30) days;
dialogue should include all the outstanding issues emanating from
the implementation of GPA and SADC Communique of 27 January 2009;
Facilitator should evaluate progress and report back to the Chairperson
of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.
13. In view
of the above Summit decisions, the MDC-T announced that its partial
disengagement is suspended.
14. Summit congratulated
the people of Botswana for the fair, orderly and peaceful general
elections held on the 16th September 2009. Summit also congratulated
His Excellency President Ian Khama on his election.
15. Summit commended
the people of the Republic of Mozambique for holding its Parliamentary,
presidential and Provincial Assembly elections.
16. Summit expressed
its gratitude and appreciation to the people and government of the
Republic of Mozambique for its warm reception and hospitality accorded
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