Chakwera back home as SADC calls for ‘immediate technical deployment’ to deal with Mozambique Islamist insurgency 

Southern African Development Community (SADC) Troika heads of state  summit which Malawian President Lazarus Chakwera attended on Thursday  in Maputo said the acts of terrorism perpetrated against innocent civilians in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, could not be allowed to continue without a proportionate regional response.

President Chakwera  (2nd from leftest) with fellow SADC heads of state in Maputo, Mozambique for Double Troika extraordinary Summit on Thursday. Pic by Abel Ikiloni, Mana.

Since 2017, an Islamist insurgency has raged in Mozambique’s oil-rich Cabo Delgado province.

The Double Troika Summit directed an immediate SADC Organ technical deployment to Mozambique, and the convening of an Extraordinary Meeting of the Ministerial Committee of the Organ by 28 April 2021.

The meeting has condemned the attacks in the strongest terms and leaders who included  Presidents of  South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Hussein Ali Mwinyi the President of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, representing Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan, called for “proportionate regional response.”

In a communique issued at the end of its half-day meeting, Sadc leaders said the insurgent attacks in the northern parts of Mozambique cannot be allowed to continue.

The summit  also “condemned the terrorist attacks in strongest terms.”

Chakwera, who is the incoming SADC Chairperson, has emphasised on the need for Malawi to remain steadfast in fostering regional peace for uninterrupted social economic growth.

Meanwhile, Reuters report that 12 people, possibly foreigners, were found beheaded behind a hotel in the northern Mozambican town of Palma following a militant attack claimed by the Islamic State.

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BigMan
BigMan
1 month ago

We cant allow terrorism to grow in the SADC region, send in the troops and wipe these bastards out wherever they are found in SADC. Useless dull people worshipping foreign Gods to the point of murdering their own neighbors?? To hell with them.

Mutumwa
Mutumwa
1 month ago

Malawi! Malawi! Nkhondo iyi, kumene ikuchokera mukudziwakooo? Zigawenga zikupedzeka ndi zida zoposa asilikali aboma, akuzitenga kuti? Samala Malawi uphetsa anthu osalakwa! Zikuchokera patali zinthuzi, akufuna mafutawo atenge ulere, inu mufera zaeni. Ndi azungu awa, simungawathe, mapeto ake alowanso kuMangochi ndi kuNsanje, ohooo!

Mazunda
Mazunda
1 month ago

Wherever there is natural gas or oil, there is war. Sadc is small and can’t deal with colonialists greed. Mozambique won’t benefit from those natural resources, economic evil is real.

Sokol
Sokol
1 month ago

Look at Mr chakwera busy solving the war in Mozambique forgetting the debt and economic crisis at home. Shame

Lego
29 days ago
Reply to  Sokol

I think you are just dull and your brain is not working.How do you feel the way these bastards terrorists are doing in Mocambique?You shameless man with hatred of Chakwera.

eddy
eddy
1 month ago

why would sadc be involved in protecting the french, portuguese and the US intrests in Mozambique? This is a case of internal politics,the Mozambican govenment should get their priorities right and protect their citizens before pleasing the neo colonialists

Lego
29 days ago
Reply to  eddy

This is not about French,Portuguese or Americans.This is all about SADC.I think you have not read the topic.The point is these terrorists will cause havoc to the region hence these leaders they want peace to the region.

Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
1 month ago

Tiyeni nazo basi anganya amenewa akupha anthu osalakwa.Chofunika ndi kutumiza asilikali amaiko onse a kumwera kukasaka zigawengazi ngati mbewa. Liwamba lichitike abale athu asanzunike ife tikuona.

444444No
444444No
1 month ago

Once there’s a Vacancy from Islamic jihadist all un employed Malawians will join, Nkhondo iyo

John D
John D
1 month ago

Izi ndizofunika kusamala nazo. Dziko la amphawi ngati ili ambiri atha kulembetsa nawo izi

Last edited 1 month ago by John D
Keen Observer
Keen Observer
1 month ago
Reply to  John D

Kkkkkkkk ayi anthu asalembetse zodula anthu mituzi sizinthu zoti or utalandira million dollar sungayinjoye cos after crossing that line you can never be the same again.

Bon o bon
1 month ago
Reply to  John D

Inu ndinu opusa kwambiri umphawi uli mmutu mwanu. Mukuona ngati Malawi idzingoimba nyimbo yaumphawi osaonetsa responsibility and cooperation?

Bentby
1 month ago
Reply to  John D

Be steadfast in counterattacking then. Delaying isn’t an option. Kill a snake while it’s still young, ikakula imavuta kwabasi….

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