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South African President Jacob Zuma (left), Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos (centre) and DRC President Joseph Kabila Kabanga speak during a meeting at the presidential palace in Luanda, on August 23, 2013. PHOTO | AFP
Congo-Kinshasa: Zuma in Angola for Talks On DRC23 August 2013
President Jacob Zuma arrived in Luanda on Thursday for consultations with Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila.
The consultation is a follow-up to a meeting held by the three presidents in Luanda in March.
The three are expected to discuss a range of issues relating to peace and stability in the region, particularly the current peace efforts in the DRC.
Zuma is being accompanied on his trip by International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana Mashabane, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, Energy Minister Ben Martins, and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Lechesa Tsenoli.
Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe has been appointed as acting President until Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe returns from Harare, where he attended Thursday's inauguration of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugage.