President Jacob Zuma is set to open the 37th the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State Summit on Saturday morning in Pretoria.

The outgoing Chairperson, Swaziland’s King Mswati will officially hand over the chairpersonship to Zuma and South Africa.

The SADC summit, which began last week, has seen government representatives from the member states discussing matters under the theme: Partnering with the private sector to develop industry and regional value chains.

Recently elected Presidents of Lesotho and the Seychelles, Tom Thabane and Danny Faure will deliver their maiden speeches to the summit respectively

Meanwhile, SADC Troika on Politics, Peace and Stability met to discuss security in the region.

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s continuous war struggles and Lesotho’s instability were part of the discussions.

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– By Noma Bolani