President Jacob Zuma has postponed his visit to Zimbabwe until “further notice”.
“President Jacob Zuma will no longer travel to Harare in the Republic of Zimbabwe on Wednesday 22 November 2017‚” the presidency said in a statement.
“The SADC Organ Troika Plus SADC Chairperson Summit that met in Angola [on Tuesday] had taken a decision that the SADC Chairperson‚ President Zuma and the Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics‚ Defence and Security Cooperation‚ President Joao Lourenco of Angola should travel to Zimbabwe to assess the situation on behalf of SADC.”
On Tuesday‚ Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe resigned as head of state.
Mugabe submitted a letter to parliament‚ saying he wanted to ensure a peaceful transition‚ a week after army tanks descended on Harare.