ZIMBABWE: SADC heads of government meet for changes in leadership

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of the Republic of Zimbabwe, and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa in Harare [Image: courtesy]
HARARE, Zimbabwe—The Zimbabwean revolutionary president, Emmerson Dambduzo Mnangagwa held a face-to-face meeting with South Africa’s president Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday in Harare.

An assembly that shaped talks about the 41st Summit of the South Africa Development Committee (SADC) heads of state and government.

The session was also attended by key international dignitaries, among them were, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Frederick Shava and Defence and War Veterans Affairs Minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri also attended the meeting alongside their South African counterparts as President Ramaphosa paid a courtesy call on Zimbabwe’s head of state Mnangagwa.

Later the duo, joined their regional counterparts during the opening ceremony of the event where SADC leaders were retiring as others assumed the leadership positions.

The outgoing Sadc executive secretary reiterated the essence for regional countries to remain united, including in their firm grip against barricades put on Zimbabwe’s trade union.

“Just like it was the case during the years of the struggle for Liberation of Southern African countries, whenever SADC proclaims its position in unity, the world listens,” spoke Dr. Tax

“When SADC united to affirm its position on the removal of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe, on the self-determination on the people of Western Sahara, and on the non-interference in the internal affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the world listened attentively this is the case even at the continental level.

“This notwithstanding, it is worth noting that we are currently confronted with different challenges in the new economic order. Let us sustain and strengthen our position in unity and avoid being fragmented and marginalized as together we will continue to stand and divided we will stumble and fall.

“Challenges of today are different and complex and sometimes may seem not to be visible, but are real, requiring us to remain vigilant and united.”

According to Dr. Tax, nevertheless, efforts put by countries in support of their economies, Covid-19 and the deteriorating of commodity prices have shaken an already weak economy.