Top SADC official calls on SAMIM

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A visit by the executive secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to troubled Mozambique, where the regional bloc has deployed a multi-national force, serves as another indicator of the importance attached regionally to restoring peace and stability in the east African country.

Before calling on SAMIM (SADC Mission in Mozambique) headquarters in Pemba, Elias Magosi made a courtesy call on Mozambican president Filipe Nyusi. The top SADC official also met with Mozambican ministers responsible for international affairs, co-operation and the interior as regards what a SAMIM communique termed “the official government position regarding progress made in fighting terrorists in Cabo Delgado”.

He was, the communique has it, “informed of the relative stability” in northern province thanks to the combined efforts of the rapid deployment capability of the SADC Standby Force (RDC SSF), Forḉas Armadas de Defesa de Mozambique (FADM) and the Rwanda Defence Force. These gains allowed Mozambique to launch its Cabo Delgado recovery plan anchored on humanitarian assistance, infrastructure recovery and economic and financial activity.

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In Pemba, Magosi was given insight into the actions and operations of SAMIM via a progress briefing by SAMIM force commander, South African Major General Xolani Mankayi, since deploying in July.

The Southern African force was commended by the SADC executive secretary on professional conduct displayed in the execution of its mandate. He urged all mission elements to continue as “a beacon of hope in the fight against terrorism”.

Other high-powered visitors to the SAMIM headquarters in the port city last week were FADM Chief of Staff General Joaquim Mangrasse and Botswana Defence Force (BDF) Deputy Commander Major General Mpho Mophuting.

The regional bloc again asserted its commitment to “a peaceful, stable and secure Cabo Delgado”.

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