President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet with his Tanzanian counterpart, John Magafuli, during a state visit in Dar-es Salaam on Thursday.

During the visit, the two leaders are expected to discuss bilateral, continental and global issues and to reaffirm their commitment to further co-operate closely on multilateral issues between the two countries.

Ramaphosa will also visit Morogoro to express his condolences to family of the victims of the fuel tanker explosion.

More than 70 people were killed at the weekend after a petrol tanker which had overturned exploded.

Most of the victims had been helping themselves to fuel when the incident happened.

In addition, Ramaphosa will be the South Africa delegation attending the SADC Heads of State Summit also taking place in Dar Es Salaam from 17-18 August. The summit’s theme is cantered around industrialisation as the overarching priority for the region.

The President will be accompanied by the Ministers of International Relations, Defence, Finance, Energy and Tourism.