STABILITY CRUCIAL FOR REGION’S TRANSFORMATION
Zuma said East Africa’s stability is vital for the region’s transformation. He dwelt on security and criticised South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar for calling for armed resistance in Juba. “There is absolutely no need for fighting. It will only exasperate human suffering in South Sudan. We call on Machar to return to Juba and participate in the transitional government,” he said. Zuma asked for speedy national dialogue in Burundi under the stewardship of East African Community. “On the DRC, we urge all stakeholders to participate in the national dialogue. We hope it will come up with a clear road map towards elections,” he said. Zuma stressed the need to reform the United Nations Security Council to better represent the interest of the developing world.