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Conflict in Mozambique has the potential to directly affect Zambia if left unchecked-HH

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President Hakainde Hichilema has warned that the conflict in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province has the potential to directly affect Zambia if left unchecked.

President Hichilema spoke on arrival back home after attending an Extraordinary Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit of Heads of State and Government in Lilongwe, Malawi that mainly looked at the security situation in Cabo Delgado Province.

President Hichilema and his entourage landed in Lusaka around 19:00 hours via the Zambia Air Force (ZAF) base and was received by service chiefs.

The Head of State hailed SADC for its commitment to peace, stability and security in the region and for mobilising its own resources in combating terrorism in Cabo Delgado.

“We just concluded the Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), which considered the report of the Organ Troika Summit plus Personnel Contributing Countries (PCCs) to Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province,” President Hichilema posted on his official facebook page after the summit.

“The Summit among other matters conveyed deep condolences and sympathies to the Countries and families of personnel who lost their lives while on tour of duty to the SADC Mission in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province. We also applauded SADC for its unequivocal commitment to peace, stability and security in the region and for mobilising its own resources in combating terrorism in Cabo Delgado, which we acknowledged was unprecedented in Africa,” he said.

“The Summit further commended the Government of the Republic of Mozambique for its initiative in implementing the Cabo Delgado Reconstruction Plan, to ease the suffering of the people of Mozambique. The Summit reaffirmed its unflinching support and commitment to ensuring that peace and stability returned to Mozambique in order for the people of that country to live sustainable livelihoods,” President Hichilema said.

The summit chaired by SADC Chairperson and Malawi’s President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera was attended by DR Congo leader Félix Antoine Tshisekedi, Mozambique’s Filipe Jacinto Nyusi and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.

According to the SADC Communiqué, the summit considered the report of the Organ Troika Summit plus Personnel Contributing Countries (PCCs) and the Republic of Mozambique held on 11 January, 2022 and commended the SAMIM leadership and the troops for conducting successful operations and for the achievements recorded since the deployment of the Mission in July 2021.

The summit further commended Member States that have provided personnel, equipment and financial support, as well as making additional pledges towards the deployment of the SADC Mission in Mozambique for their commitment to regional peace and security and especially the enormous sacrifice made despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economies.

The summit approved the Framework for Support to the Republic of Mozambique in addressing terrorism which outlines, among others, actions for consolidating peace, security and socio-economic recovery of the Cabo Delgado Province.

The meeting noted the good progress made since the deployment of the SADC Mission in Mozambique and extended its mandate with associated budgetary implications, and that it will continue to monitor the situation going forwards.

Summit acknowledged the expression of gratitude to SADC by the Government of the Republic of Mozambique for the continued regional support to Mozambique to combat acts of terrorism and violent extremism in some districts of Cabo Delgado Province, despite the limited resources and the current challenges imposed by the COVID 19 Pandemic.

Summit welcomed the initiative of convening an International Conference to support the economic and social reconstruction of Cabo Delgado Province, and called upon the international cooperating partners to support the initiative.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Mozambique has had conflicts from day one of their independence from Portugal. Dhlakama caused havoc until God called him to join his ancestors.

  2. If SADC can’t defeat this ISIS terrorist threat ………

    Pay for mercenaries to do the job………

    There are many well trained battle hardend mercenaries from the middle East that will eradicate them ……….

  3. Dear baal, Mozambique has been in turmoil since you were a child. KK fought the necessary battles in Mozambique. Remember the death of Samora Machel. The fight KK gave Mozambique was necessary. What’s happening in that country is now internal.
    Wikosha ilyashi lyakuMozambique, koshako paZambia, bwesha imitengo. Sean and I think you have achieved ZERO so far.
    Can you please begin to work and fulfill the promises you made to Zambians. Can you sell that jet so that you can give Zambia the development you promised. Can you please stop blabbing and leave Mozambique, just like Congo sort out their internal politcal problems. Zambia lost alot in the 60s, 70s and 80s liberating Africa already.

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  4. SADC is capable of sorting the terrorist threat in Mozambique, they are not battle hardened like RENAMO. We are not yet told how many troops Zambia has commiited to this war effort?

  5. I don’t think truth and SADC are good friends. There’s wht is known as SADC Defence and Security Committee. It’s incapable of telling member states the security threats arising from hw they’re governing their countries until all hell breaks loose taking both ordinary people and security experts by surprise.

  6. We have warned the Zambian New Dawn government of an Islamic Alkaider operative in parliament today. He talks boisterously in parliament about having a bigger network greater than his age. We informed the government through minister of Home Affairs and Security about the personal profile of this mole long before this meeting in Mozambique. Presented Cabo Delgado Islamic massacres in Mozambique an example that will replicate in Zambia particularly in Eastern province as a weakest link to enter Zambia. Trained in Pakistan Madras Islamic schools, foundation of all Islamic Alkaider operatives that can be traced to all Islamic massacres in the world. Trace USA Twin Towers massacres, London Islamic bombers, France Islamic massacres, Somalia, Kenyan Islamic bombers, Tanzanian Islamic killers,…

  7. now Mozambique Cabo Delgado Islamic massacres. Zambia is neighbour to Mozambique in Eastern province. One Islamic Alkaider operative, from his own confession claimed as such, is not only in Zambia but in a Zambian parliament. He intends to challenge Bally in 2026 presidential elections. Pulling porcupines? wait and see.

  8. The observation in Cabo Delgado is that to achieve long-lasting success against Islamic insurgency waging terror Northern Mozambique Its must have a long lasting Development and humanitarian strategy apart from Rwandans and SADC successful shorterm As it is the Islamic Insurgents have better tactical capacity and strategies including Financial support to outmaneuver the Rwanda’s and SADC deployed soldiers Yes some success has been achieved but there is more support from members like Zambia not only in defense systems but also social economic progress for the people including to the Government of Mozambique lacking in long-term capacity and strategies to fight and fend off the insurgents a…

  9. The Best security and regional co-operation is in the EU in the OSCE. This was a copy by SADC and SADC must look to this initiative and continue with it’s current interventions and co-operation

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