South Africa to host SADC Summit on Zimbabwe, Monday 26 January 2009, Pretoria 

Pretoria- South African President and Chairperson of SADC, President Kgalema Motlanthe will host the Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government to be held on Monday 26 January 2009 in Pretoria to discuss the situation in Zimbabwe.

The Summit is convened primarily to discuss the implementation of the Zimbabwean Global Political Agreement, signed in 2008 between ZANU-PF and the two MDC formations and facilitated by former President Thabo Mbeki as the SADC Facilitator Thabo Mbeki on the Zimbabwean dialogue.

The convening of the Monday Summit follows a decision of the meeting held in Harare, Zimbabwe on Monday 19 January attended by President Kgalema Motlanthe, President Armando Guebuza as Deputy Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security, the SADC Facilitator former President Thabo Mbeki, with  President Robert Mugabe, Morgan Tsvangarai and Arthur Mutambara

The Summit of Heads of State and Government is expected to be attended by all member-states of SADC as well as leaders of the two MDC formations.

Issued by Ronnie Mamoepa at 082-990-4853
Department of foreign Affairs
P/Bag X152

21 January 2009



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