President Thabo Mbeki Departs South Africa for DRC Today, Sunday
15 May 2005
Kinshasa - President Thabo Mbeki will depart South Africa today,
Sunday 15 May 2005, on a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo from Sunday-Monday
15-16 May 2005, to witness the adoption of the country's new constitution. The
ceremony is scheduled for the DRC capital, Kinshasa on Monday, 16 May 2005.
adoption of the Constitution, which will the pave the way for the holding of democratic
elections in the DRC in the latter half of 2005 is an integral part of a series
of measures aimed at the creation of democracy, peace and stability in the country.
Africa as one of the guarantors of peace in DRC remains steadfast in its commitment
to assist the people of DRC in their endeavour to entrench peace, democracy and
stability as part of our overall objective of working for the renewal of Africa
and the creation of a better world.
The visit will also present President
Mbeki with an opportunity to interact with other role-players in the country as
part of the ongoing support for the peace process in the DRC.
Ronnie Mamoepa at 082-990-4853
Department of Foreign Affairs