COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE 34th SUMMIT OF SADC HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
AUGUST 17-18, 2014
1. The 34th Ordinary meeting of the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held in Victoria Falls, Republic of Zimbabwe on 17th and 18th August 2014.2. The Summit took place under the theme: “SADC Strategy for Economic Transformation: Leveraging the Region’s Diverse Resources for Sustainable Economic and Social Development through Value Addition and Beneficiation.”
3. Summit elected H.E. President Robert Gabriel Mugabe of the Republic of Zimbabwe as Chairperson and H.E. Lt General Seretse Khama Ian Khama of the Republic of Botswana as Deputy Chairperson of SADC, respectively.
4. Summit also elected H.E. Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, President of South Africa, and the Right Honourable Thomas Motsoahae Thabane, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation, respectively.