Media Statement

25 July 2012

President Zuma arrives in Seychelles

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in the Republic of Seychelles to attend Madagascar mediation talks under the auspices of the SADC Troika on Politics, Defence and Security. The SADC Madagascar mediation talks are being managed by the Troika comprising South Africa, Zambia and Tanzania. South Africa is the chair of the Troika.

In September 2011, a roadmap was signed by ten of the eleven Malagasy stakeholders.

The SADC Summit of 01 June 2012 in Angola called on the Organ Troika to facilitate an urgent meeting between Mr. Marc Ravalomanana and Mr. Andry Rajoelina to discuss the full implementation of the roadmap.

President Zuma is accompanied by the Minister of State Security, Mr. Siyabonga Cwele and Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr. Marius Fransman. Deputy Minister Fransman is the President’s Special Envoy on Madagascar issues.

Enquiries: Mac Maharaj on 079 879 3203/macmaharaj@mweb.co.za/ mediaenquiries@po.gov.za

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