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of the Extraordinary Summit Heads of State and Government of the
SADC Windhoek, Republic of Namibia
May 20, 2011
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1. The Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African
Development Community (SADC) was held in Windhoek, Republic of Namibia
on May 20, 2011.
2. The Summit
was officially opened by His Excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba, President
of the Republic of Namibia and SADC Chairperson.
3. The Summit
was attended by the following Heads of State and Government or their
Botswana : H.E.
Lt. Gen. Seretse Khama Ian Khama,
DRC : H.E. Joseph Kabila Kabange
Mauritius : Dr. the Hon. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, GCSK
Mozambique : H.E. Armando Emilio Guebuza
Namibia : H.E. Hifikepunye Pohamba
Tanzania : H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete
Zambia : H.E. Rupiah Bwezani Banda
Zimbabwe : H.E. Robert Gabriel Mugabe
Lesotho : The Hon. Mr. Lesao A Lehohla, Deputy Prime Minister
Angola : Hon. George Chicotty, Minister of External Relations
Malawi : Hon. Eta E Banda, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs
South Africa : H.E. YLM Myakayaka-Manzini, South African High Commissioner
Swaziland : Hon. Rev. David Mathse, Minister for Justice and Constitutional
4. The Summit
was also attended by SADC Executive Secretary Dr. Tomaz A.Salomão.
5. In attendance
at the Summit was also H.E. Joaquim A. Chissano, former President
of the Republic of Mozambique, and SADC Mediator on Madagascar.
6. Summit received
and considered the Report of the Committee of Ministers of Justice
and Attorneys General on the review of the Role, Responsibilities
and Terms of Reference of the SADC Tribunal in accordance with Summit
Decision 20 of August 2010 taken in Windhoek, Namibia.
7. Summit decided as follows:
the Ministers of Justice/Attorneys General to initiate the process
aimed at amending the relevant SADC legal instruments and submit
a progress report at the Summit in August 2011 and the final report
to Summit in August 2012;
- not to reappoint
members of the Tribunal whose term of office expired on
August 31, 2010; and
- not to replace
members of the Tribunal whose term of office will expire on October
8. Summit further
reiterated the moratorium on receiving any new cases or hearings
of any cases by the Tribunal until the SADC Protocol on the Tribunal
has been reviewed and approved.
9. Summit also
received a report on preparations for the 2nd Tripartite Council
and Summit to be held on June 12, 2011 at Sandton, South Africa,
noting, amongst other, progress made towards the launching of negotiations
for the COMESAEAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area.
10. Summit endorsed
the pillars of the Tripartite integration process as market integration,
infrastructure development and industrial development.
11. Summit considered
the report of the SADC Mediator on Madagascar, His Excellency Joaquim
A. Chissano, former President of the Republic of Mozambique, noting
the development of the roadmap for returning that country to constitutional
12. The Summit
commended His Excellency Joaquim A. Chissano, former President of
the Republic of Mozambique, and SADC Mediator on Madagascar for
his efforts in bringing together the Malagasy stakeholders in the
process of reconciliation and finding a lasting solution for that
13. Summit reiterated
the need for an all inclusive political process towards finding
a lasting solution of the challenges facing the country. In this
regard, Summit mandated the SADC Chairperson, Chairperson of the
SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation and SADC
Mediator on Madagascar to, as soon as possible, convene a meeting
with all Malagasy stakeholders to be held at SADC Headquarters in
14. Summit expressed
sympathy and solidarity with the members of the Angolan and Namibian
populations who have been adversely affected by the recent floods.
15. The Summit
expressed its appreciation to the Government and People of the Republic
of Namibia for the warm hospitality extended to all delegates and
facilities placed at their disposal that made this Summit a success.
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