SADC doing the region a serious disservice


The Southern African Developmen­t Community is a social club occupied for photo opportunit­ies. Its so-called meetings are networking gatherings of rulers intoxicate­d with power.

Their mission is to strike lucrative deals for self-enrichment. Then they fill their pot-bellies with braaied meat, washed down with champagne.

There’s no end in sight to the sufferings of the Mozambican­s. The futile SADC mission in Mozambique is being extended now and then without any ceasefire. Truth is, the people of that part of Africa have given up on SADC. The insurgency will continue until thousands of people perish.

When are we going to taste peace, law and order as well as prosperity in this region? Part of man’s chief duty is to solve problems on earth. We enter institutio­ns of learning to empower ourselves with such values and skills.

Where are our academics with the requisite knowledge to take wellinform­ed decisions for the benefit of all? Graça Machel, Mozambique’s former first lady, must please help the people of the province of Cabo Delgado.

Thami Zwane, Edenvale, Ekurhuleni

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