Six presidents plan urgent talks on Mozambique crisis


Six Southern African presidents will hold emergency talks on the crisis in Mozambique on Thursday.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has said the meeting in the country’s capital, Maputo,will deliberate on measures to address terrorism.

The presidents of Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are expected to attend.

Dozens of civilians were killed and at least 11,000 displaced after militants invaded Palma on 24 March.

SADC’s chairperson, President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana, said the attacks were an affront to the peace and security of Mozambique, the region and the international community.

The Mozambique’s military has said that Palma is now completely safe and local media report that residents are gradually returning.