SADC – “Region relatively stable”

In an official communiqué issued after the recent meeting in Windhoek of the Ministerial Committee Organ on politics, defence and security, of the Southern African Development Community(SADC), the Committee described the security situation in the region as stable.
The Ministerial Committee Organ announced it is keeping tabs on the peace situation in Madagascar which recently had fresh presidential elections as well as monitoring the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) situation where that country’s government had been battling insurgents steered by the M23 Rebels.
The MCO of SADC on politics, defence and security met in December and was chaired by the Namibian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Netumbo Nandi-Ndeitwah.  Other dignitaries present included the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lesotho Mohlabi Kenneth, Tanzania’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr Mahadhi J Maalim, Chairperson of the SADC Council of Ministers Ephraim Mganda Chiume as well as the Malawian Minister of Foreign Affairs and the SADC Mediator on Madagascar, President of Mozambique, Joaquim Chissano.