Southern African Development Community (SADC) chairperson King Mswati III of Swaziland is expected to visit the SADC Secretariat headquarters in Botswana’s capital Gaborone on May 9, APA learnt here Thursday.The secretariat said in a statement that King Mswati’s visit was part of standard practice that required SADC chairpersons to visit the regional bloc’s headquarters during their tenure.
It said King Mswati would travel to Gaborone for a working visit and would tour the secretariat during which he would meet with staff and receive updates on the operation of the organisation.
The updates would include progress on the implementation of the decisions on the 36th SADC Summit held in Swaziland in August 2016.
According to the secretariat, the king would also witness the swearing-in of the seven judges of the SADC Administrative Tribunal. The judges are from Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.