Zuma to lead ANC delegation to Namibia

African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma is to lead an ANC delegation to Namibia for fraternal talks with the South West Africa People’s Organisation (Swapo).

In a statement released on Friday, ANC spokesperson Carl Niehaus said the talks were aimed at deepening the historical relations between the two former liberation movements.

The visit takes place against the background of the resolution taken in Polokwane in December 2008 on reviving party-to-party relations amongst former liberation movements.

During the visit, Zuma will hold discussions with President Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba, Swapo president and also President of the Republic of Namibia.

He will also meet former president Sam Nujoma.

Zuma is scheduled to address the Namibian Chamber of Commerce and Industry to encourage stronger economic ties between the two countries.

The ANC president will be accompanied by national chairperson Baleka Mbethe, secretary general Gwede Mantashe, international relations head Ebrahim Ebrahim, ANC Women’s League president Angie Motshekga and ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.

Visits to strengthen party-to-party relations had already been undertaken to countries including India, China, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique and Angola, Niehaus said.—Sapa

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