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of the Summit of the Troika of the Organ on Politics, Defence and
Security Cooperation plus Mozambique - Pretoria, South Africa
July 20, 2013
1. The Summit
of the Troika of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation
plus Mozambique was held in Pretoria, South Africa on 20 July, 2013.
2. The Summit
was chaired by His Excellency President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President
of the United Republic of Tanzania and Chairperson of the Organ
on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation.
3. The Summit
was attended by the following Heads of State and Government or their
- H.E. Armando Emilio Guebuza, President of the Republic of Mozambique
and Chairperson of SADC
- South Africa
- H.E. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, President of the Republic of
- H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic
- Namibia -
Hon. Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwa Minister of Foreign Affairs
4. The Summit
was also attended by the Executive Secretary of SADC, Dr. Tomaz
5. Summit considered
the political and security situation in the region, in particular
the latest development in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the
Republic of Madagascar and the Republic of Zimbabwe.
6. On the Democratic
Republic of Congo (DRC)
6.1 The Summit
noted the progress made towards the deployment of the Intervention
Brigade in Eastern DRC and commended other Member States for the
support rendered in ensuring stability in the country.
6.2 The Summit further noted the deteriorating humanitarian situation
in Eastern DRC following the recent clashes and called on the International
Community and all partners to assist the general population which
has suffered from this conflict.
7. On the Republic
7.1 The Summit
commended the former President of the Republic Mozambique and SADC
Mediator on Madagascar crisis, H.E. Joaquim Chissano and the International
Contact Group for their efforts in ensuring the country is brought
back to constitutional normalcy.
7.2 The Summit called upon the Independent National Election Commission
(CENIT) to come up with a new electoral calendar in order to allow
the electoral process to commence as a matter of urgency.
8. On the Republic
8.1 The Summit
was pleased to note that all the political parties have committed
themselves to ensuring that the forthcoming
elections are held in a peaceful environment. Summit encouraged
the Government, all political parties and leaders to continue with
these commendable efforts which will help realize credible elections.
8.2 The Summit
commended the Government of Zimbabwe for extending an invitation
to SADC Member States to deploy election observers and the manner
in which these Observer Mission has been received in Zimbabwe.
8.3 The Summit
commended H.E. Jacob Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa
and SADC Facilitator for his tireless efforts in ensuring that the
Zimbabwe political stakeholders hold successful elections.
8.4 The Summit
noted the problems that arose during the special vote on 14-15 July
2013 and would like to commend ZEC for taking these up as challenges
to be overcome on the 31st of July, and called upon all political
parties to cooperate as fully as possible with ZEC in order to ensure
that it is able to meet these challenges.
9. The Summit
congratulated H.E. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Former President of
the Republic of South Africa for his 95th birthday and wished him
a quick recovery.
10. The Summit
appreciated the support extended to the former President of the
Republic of South Africa by the Government and the people of South
11. The Summit
expressed its appreciation to the Government and people of the Republic
of South Africa for the warm hospitality extended to all delegates
and facilities placed at their disposal that made the Summit a success.
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