President Kgalema Motlanthe will on Monday 19 January 2009 lead a SADC delegation to Zimbabwe where discussions will be held with leaders of the countryâ€™s political parties involved in the Inter-Party Dialogue.
The delegation will include President Guebuza of Mozambique [deputy chairman of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security] and former South African President Thabo Mbeki, the facilitator in the Zimbabwe Inter-Party Dialogue.
The meeting of the leaders will be followed by a meeting of the negotiating teams which is expected to discuss outstanding matters related to the implementation of the Global Agreement, including the processing of Zimbabwe Constitution Amendment 19.
The meeting of the negotiating teams was initially scheduled for Friday 16 January 2009 but had to be postponed at the request of one of the parties.
For inquiries contact Thabo Masebe at 082 410 8087.
ISSUED BY THE PRESIDENCY ON 15 JANUARY 2009