LUSAKA– South African President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Lusaka Thursday for a working visit during which he will hold talks focusing on political and economic development with his Zambian counterpart, President Edgar Lungu.
They will also engage on political developments, including security matters, within the southern Africa sub-region. Both countries are members of the 15-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) bloc.
President Ramaphosa’s visit to Zambia comes amidst political tensions in Zimbabwe, where opposition leader Tendai Biti faces charges of incitement to violence among other things. Biti was denied asylum by Zambia.
After meeting with President Lungu here on Thursday night, he will be heading to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for a meeting with President Joseph Kabila in a bid to persuade him to ensure a peaceful election coming up in December.
As the current chairperson of the SADC, Ramaphosa will table a report during the SADC summit in Namibia next week.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK