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of the Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of
the Southern African Development Community, Sandton, Republic of
June 12, 2011
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1. The Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of
the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held at Sandton,
Republic of South Africa on 11 and 12 June 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
Lesotho: Rt. Hon. Pakalitha Mosisili;
Malawi: H.E. Ngwazi Prof. Bingu Wa Mutharika;
Mozambique: H.E. Armando Emilio Guebuza;
Namibia: H.E. Hifikepunye Pohamba;
South Africa: H.E. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma;
Swaziland: H.M. King Mswati III;
Tanzania: H.E. Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete;
Zimbabwe: H.E. Robert Gabriel Mugabe;
Botswana: H.E. Lt. Gen. Mompati Merafhe, Vice President;
Seychelles: H.E Dr Danny Faure, Vice President.
Zambia: H.E. George Kunda, Vice President and Minister of Justice;
Angola: Hon. Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, Minister of External
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Hon. Raymond Tshibanda N'tungamulongo,
Minister of Regional and International Cooperation;
Mauritius: Hon. Dr. Arvin Boolell, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Regional Integration and International Trade.
4. The summit
was also attended by SADC Executive Secretary Dr. Tomaz A Salomão.
5. In attendance
of the Summit was also H.E. Joaquim A Chissano, former President
of the Republic of Mozambique, and SADC Mediator on Madagascar.
6. Also in attendance
at the Summit was the Right Hon. Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister
of Zimbabwe and Hon. Prof. Welshman Ncube, representing Movement
for Democratic Change - Tsvangirai (MDC-T), Movement for Democratic
Change -Ncube (MDC-N) political parties respectively.
7. Summit considered
reports on the prevailing political and security situation in Madagascar
8. On Madagascar,
summit noted the outcome of the meeting that took place on 6 and
7June, 2011 in Gaborone, Republic of Botswana, convened by the SADC
Chairperson, H.E Hifikepunye Pohamba, President of the Republic
of Namibia and H.E. Rupiah Bwezani Banda, President of the Republic
of Zambia and Chairperson of the Organ on Politics, Defence and
Security Cooperation, and H.E. Joaquim Chissano, former President
of the Republic of Mozambique and the SADC Mediator on the Madagascar
crisis, as mandated by the Extraordinary Summit of SADC Heads of
State and Government at its meeting held in Windhoek, Republic of
Namibia, 20 May, 2011.
9. Summit also
noted that the Gaborone meeting was attended by eleven (11) political
stakeholders from Madagascar, namely: AREMA; ESCOPOL; Les Autres
Sensibilités; HPM; MDM; Mouvance Ratsiraka; Mouvance Ravalomanana;
Mouvance Zafy; TGV; UAMAD/MONIMA and UDR-C.
10. Summit commended
the SADC Chairperson, the Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics,
Defence and Security Cooperation for convening the meeting with
the Malagasy stakeholders.
11. Summit also
commended the people and government of the Republic of Botswana
for hosting the meeting.
12. Summit noted
that the return of that country to constitutional normalcy is a
matter of urgency.
13. Summit also
noted that eight out of eleven Malagasy Political Stakeholders have
already initialled the Roadmap that is intended to return the country
to constitutional normalcy.
14. Summit endorsed
the Roadmap to bring Madagascar into constitutional normalcy presented
by the SADC Mediator on Madagascar after effecting necessary amendments.
15. Summit urged
the leaders of the Mouvances Ratsiraka, Ravalomanana and Zafy to
initial the Roadmap expeditiously as soon as the necessary amendments
16. Summit also
urged the High Transition Authority (HTA) to allow Malagasy people
in exile for political reasons, to be allowed to return to the country
unconditionally including Mr. Marc Ravalomanana.
17. Summit further
urged the HTA to urgently develop and enact all outstanding Legal
Instruments to ensure the political freedom of all Malagasy in the
inclusive process leading to free, fair, and credible elections.
18. Summit commended
the Malagasy Political Stakeholders for their commitment to dialogue
and finding an inclusive solution and urged them to remain focused
on the implementation of the agreed Roadmap in order to urgently
fulfil the aspirations of the Malagasy people for peace, stability
and socio-economic development.
19. Summit also
commended H.E. Joachim Chissano, former President of Mozambique
for his tireless efforts in bringing together the Malagasy stakeholders
in the search of lasting solution for the current crisis in Madagascar.
20. Summit urged
the Organ Troika to remain actively seized of the political situation
21. On Zimbabwe,
summit noted the report of H.E. Jacob G. Zuma, President of the
Republic of South Africa and SADC Facilitator on Zimbabwe, on the
progress made in the implementation of the Global
Political Agreement (GPA) in Zimbabwe noting consultations held
with the Stakeholders in Zimbabwe on the implementation of the outstanding
issues on the GPA.
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