Wednesday, September 11, 2013

(TALKZIMBABWE) Zimbabwe lands deputy chairmanship of Sadc, to host next Troika Summit
This article was written by Our reporter on 18 August, at 13 : 17 PM

ZIMBABWE has landed the deputy chairpersonship of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) despite spirited attempts by some western ambassadors to block the move.

The country is also now a member of the Sadc Troika, the Organ on Politics Defence and Security), which is responsible for promoting peace and security in the Sadc region.

The country will also host the next Troika Summit.

Malawi is the current chair and its President Joyce Banda hosted the just-ended summit. President Mugabe becomes the deputy chairperson of Sadc.

The development is a major endorsement for the new incoming government of President Mugabe.

This came in the wake of Sadc’s overwhelming endorsement of the just-ended harmonized elections which saw President Mugabe win with 61% of the vote and Zanu-PF securing over thwo-thirds majority in both houses of Parliament.

The copy of the draft communiqué says the harmonized elections were free and peaceful and reflected the will of the Zimbabwean people.

The elections were also observed by the African Union, the Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) and some other African, Asian and Latin American organisations. No western observers were accredited for the election as the governments have imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe.

President Mugabe received a thunderous welcome at Lilongwe Airport. He also received a resounding welcome from delegates and fellow progressive African leaders.


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