Got you! What were you thinking? That daddy Zuma and Marikana Ramaphosa decided to leave office because of the negative issues plaguing their government?
Common, that’s likely, never going to happen.
But, Zuma indeed appointed Susan Shabangu the acting President. He and Cyril Ramaphosa are attending the 36th Ordinary SADC Summit of Heads of State in Swaziland.
Someone has to direct the affairs of South Africa while the two ANC guys are away. Thus, President Zuma appointed Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women to take his place.
BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that the summit is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. And, will be held under the theme – “Resource Mobilization for Investment in Sustainable Energy Infrastructure for an Inclusive SADC Industrialization and for the Prosperity of the Region”.
According to the Presidency, the theme dwells on the need to enhance the fostering of intra-regional trade, industrial and infrastructure development.
As such, the summit will address issues related to SADC’s sustainable development agenda. While at that, the well-being of SADC institutions will be evaluated and the implementation of its socio-economic programs, reviewed.
Also, the political and security discussion in the Summit will focus on the constitutional, public and security sector reforms in Lesotho; national reconciliation in Madagascar and the arrangements for national elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Reporting this, the South African Government news site related that “Ramaphosa will take part in the Organ Troika Summit in his capacity as the SADC-appointed facilitator working on the political and security situation in Lesotho.
“South Africa is participating in the meeting in its capacity as the outgoing chair of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defense and Security Cooperation.”
As learnt, Zuma is accompanied by the Ministers of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Ngqakula; Trade and Industry Rob Davies and State Security David Mahlobo.