Kenya visit bolsters relations

Deputy President David Mabuza has characterized his working visit to Kenya as having helped cement political and economic ties between the people and governments of the East African country and South Africa.

The Deputy President attended Madaraka Day celebrations in Meru, marking 55 years since Kenya attained independence from British colonial rule.

We came to rejoice with you the victories we have scored as African people against colonialism and all forms of oppression, said the Deputy President when delivering his address at Kinoru Stadium.

On the sidelines of the celebrations, Deputy President Mabuza held bilateral discussions with President Uhuru Kenyatta and Kenyan Vice President William Ruto.

The leaders discussed issues of mutual concern, including the proposed reform initiatives of the African Union, and the United Nations Security Council, the ongoing security challenges in South Sudan and Somalia, as well as mutually beneficial economic opportunities between South Africa and Kenya.

The Deputy President returned to South Africa on Saturday.

Source: South African Government News Agency