SADC Leaders Urge Member States To Assist Mozambique In Fighting Insurgency

The Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Troika on Sadc Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation held at State House in Harare on Tuesday condemned the armed terrorist attacks and acts of sabotage carried out in Mozambique by opposition RENAMO and Islamic groups.

The Summit was convened by President Mnangagwa in his capacity as the chairperson of the Sadc Troika and was attended by Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu, Botswana’s leader Mokgweetsi Masisi, who are both members of the Troika, and their Mozambican counterpart, Filipe Nyusi, who briefed the meeting of the situation in his country.

In a Communique that was read by Zimbabwe’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Sibusiso Moyo, the leaders said:

The Extraordinary Organ Troika Summit plus Mozambique urged SADC Member States to support the Government of Mozambique in fighting the terrorists and armed groups in some districts of Cabo Delgado.

In the recent past, there have been terror attacks in some districts of Cabo Delgado. RENAMO claims that the 2019 elections which were observed and endorsed by SADC were not free and fair, therefore, it wants the incumbent government to relinquish power.

Military intervention and dialogue are some of the options at SADC’s disposal.

More: The Chronicle

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