UPDATED: President Mnangagwa now in Maputo, Mozambique

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa is in Maputo, Mozambique where he is attending the SADC Troika summit. High on the agenda is the conflict in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province.
The summit is being attended by the current, outgoing and incoming chairs of the SADC Troika, President Mogkweetsi Masisi of Botswana, President Mnangagwa and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.
The region is hoping to come up with measures that will address the ongoing conflict in Cabo Delgado.
He was met at Maputo International Airport by Mozambican Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Ernesto Max Tonela and Zimbabwe charge de affairs Mrs Chiduke.

He is with the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Acting Minister Professor Amon Murwira, Defence Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, Deputy Chief Secretary in Office of the President and Cabinet (Presidential Communications) George Charamba.

There have been heightened concerns over growing terrorist activities in Mozambique especially after the insurgent attacks on Palma – a coastal town in Cabo Delgado Province – on March 24.

The Double Troika is made up of Mozambique, the current SADC chair; Malawi (incoming chair) and the United Republic of Tanzania (immediate previous chair).

Other members include countries that constitute the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation – Botswana (current chair), South Africa (incoming) and Zimbabwe (outgoing).

The Summit is the highest policy-making body of the 16-member bloc, and will communicate resolutions that would have been made at the meeting today.

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