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SADC chairperson President Mugabe has left Harare for Gaborone, Botswana to visit the regional body’s headquarters. This is his first visit since assuming chairman’s last year. Presidential spokesperson Mr George Charamba said the visit was routine.’It’s a requirement that the chairperson of Sadc must visit the headquarters during the course of his tenure so he is fulfilling that,” said Mr Charamba.

President Mugabe is accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi.

The Sadc chair is expected to address staff at the headquarters as part of his familiarisation tour. He is also expected to call on the host country President Ian Khama.

President Mugabe was seen off at Harare International Airport by chief secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr Misheck Sibanda, Harare Provincial Affairs minister Miriam Chikukwa, service chiefs and other Government officials.

Source : The Herald