The SADC Troika summit held a meeting Friday night to discuss the volatile situation in the eastern DRC and the political uncertainty in Lesotho.

SADC chairperson King Mswati III and President Jacob Zuma were joined by the SADC facilitator, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The Troika summit received a report from the SADC facilitator on Lesotho. The mountain kingdom is due to hold elections in just over two months after parliament passed a vote of no confidence on Prime Minister Phakathili Mosisidi.

Lesotho has been battling political impasse for some time now. They also discussed the resurgent conflicts in the eastern DRC.

With the DRC undergoing its own political challenges at the moment, the regional body would want to see the matter resolved before it escalates further.

On Saturday, the heads of state of SADC will meet to consider a number of issues. Among them, the application of Burundi and Comoros to join.

– By Mzwandile Mbeje