PRETORIA, The new South African President and chairperson of the of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Cyril Ramaphosa, leaves here Friday for Angola on his official visit overseas since succeeding former President Jacob Zuma on Feb 15, local media reports say.
Ramaphosa is expected to meet his Angolan counterpart, President Joao Lourenco, who also chairs the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security.
During the visit, the two leaders are expected to discuss SADC matters such as the crisis in Lesotho, triggered by last November’s murder of the country’s army commander and which forced the SADC to dispatch a military force to restore calm in the Mountain Kingdom.
Other topics include a drought now gripping large parts of southern Africa.
After Angola, Ramaphosa will visit Namibia and Botswana, two other SADC member nations.
Source: NAM News Network