SADC brainstorms curbing terrorism

Southern African Development Committee (SADC) says there is a need to ensure continued peace and stability in regions attacked by terrorists. Speaking at an Extraordinary SADC Troika Meeting which has started in Maputo Mozambique on Thursday, SADC outgoing Chairperson Filipe Nyusi said SADC should come up with measures that will ensure continued peace and stability in the region. According to Nyusi who is also Mozambican Head of State, his country has been affected badly following is terrorising the gas-rich town of Palma in northern Cabo Delgado province. Nyusi : SADC should come up with measures to curb the attacks "My country has been affected heavily economically and socially because of the terrorism acts which has also resulted in the loss of lives. The terrorist group, also known as Al-Shabab an Islamist armed group linked to the Islamic State (ISIS), is terrorising the gas-rich town of Palma in northern Cabo Delgado province. These attacks started in October 2017," said Nyusi. In his speech, SADC Executive Secretary Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax said the surge of terrorism is a big concern to the regional body and she believes that the Heads of State attending the SADC Double Troika Meeting will come up with measures to end the violence. Heads of State during the meeting Malawi’s State President attended the meeting. Speaking at Kamuzu Inter1 Airport Thursday morning before leaving for the one-day meeting, Chakwera said Malawi as a neighbour of Mozambique has an important role to play in ensuring that peace prevails in that country. Other Heads of State who attended the meeting included Botswana's Mokgwetsi Masisi, South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa, Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa, and President of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar who represented Tanzania's Head of State Samia Suluhu. There have been series of terrorism acts in Mozambican gas-rich town of Palma in northern Cabo Delgado province which has seen a lot of people beheaded and displaced. United Nations statistics show that about 670,000 people have been displaced in Cabo Delgado, Niassa and Nampula by the end of last year with more than 570 violent incidents recorded in 2020 alone. Sharing is Caring!