The Extraordinary Summit of the Organ Troika of the
Heads of State and Government of the Southern African
Development Community (SADC) plus the Republic of
Mozambique, hereafter called Summit, was held in
Pretoria, Republic of South Africa on 5
th October, 2021.
- Summit was officially opened by His Excellency
Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of
South Africa and Chairperson of the SADC Organ on
Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation
- Summit was attended by the following Heads of State
and Government or their representatives:
South Africa: His Excellency Matamela Cyril
Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of
South Africa and Chairperson of the SADC
Organ on Politics, Defence and Security
Namibia: His Excellency Dr. Hage G. Geingob,
President of the Republic of Namibia and
Incoming Chairperson of the SADC Organ
on Politics, Defence and Security
Botswana: His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric
Keabetswe Masisi, President of the
Republic of Botswana and Outgoing
Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics,
Defence and Security Cooperation.
Mozambique: His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi,
President of the Republic of Mozambique
and Outgoing Chairperson of SADC.
- In attendance were members of the Ministerial
Committee of the Organ (MCO) Troika, the SADC
Executive Secretary and Head of the SADC Mission to
- Summit considered the progress report of the Regional
Coordination Mechanism on the operations of SADC
Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM), and commended the
SAMIM leadership and their troops for the remarkable
achievements made since the deployment of the Mission
in July, 2021.
- Summit commended Member States that have
contributed personnel, equipment and financial
resources for the deployment of the SAMIM in support of
the Republic of Mozambique to combat acts of terrorism
and violent extremism.
- Summit expressed deep condolences to the families and
Governments of the Republic of Botswana and the
United Republic of Tanzania for the loss of three soldiers
who were serving under the SAMIM.
- Summit approved the extension of the SAMIM to
continue with offensive operations against terrorists and
violent extremists to consolidate stability of security and
create a conducive environment for resettlement of the
population and facilitate humanitarian assistance
operations and sustainable development.
- Summit urged Member States, in collaboration with
humanitarian agencies, to continue providing
humanitarian relief to the population affected by the
terrorist attacks, including the internally displaced
- Summit expressed unwavering commitment to continue
supporting the Republic of Mozambique in achieving
peace and security in is some districts of the central and
northern Cabo Delgado province.
- Summit acknowledged the expression of gratitude by the
Government of the Republic of Mozambique for the
regions contribution in support to fight terrorism.
- Summit commended His Excellency Matamela Cyril
Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa
and the Chairperson of the Organ on Politics, Defence
and Security Cooperation, for his leadership and for
convening the Extraordinary Organ Troika Summit.
Issued at Pretoria, Republic of South Africa, 5
th October, 2021