Ramaphosa attend SADC meeting on Mozam terror attacks

Ramaphosa attend SADC meeting on Mozam terror attacks

Leaders in the SADC region will hold emergency talks today on the recent terror attacks in Mozambique.

Mozambique Palma

Islamic State-linked militants stormed the town of Palma over two weeks ago. 

Dozens of people were killed, among them Durbanite Adrian Nel, who'd been working in the neighbouring country. 

Yesterday, Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi said the insurgents had been chased out. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa's just arrived in the country. 

Six regional heads of state, foreign ministers and other government officials are attending the two-day extraordinary Troika Summit.

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President Ramaphosa is being accompanied by International Relations Minister, Naledi Pandor, State Security Minister, Ayanda Dlodlo and Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. 

The Troika of SADC's security organ includes Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Mozambique, Tanzania and Malawi will also be part of the discussions.

The summit will, among other things, look at ways to address ongoing terrorism in northern Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province. 

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