The President of the Republic of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi paid a state visit to Zambia and Zimbabwe yesterday.

Masisi is the current chair of SADC’s Organ on Politics, Defence and Security.

The two-nation visit comes at a time where the region has been heavily criticised for its silence on the insurgency in Mozambique.

Dozens were killed at the weekend when militants attacked a hotel in Palma, north of the country.

However, Masisi says SADC will help Mozambique to retain its sovereignty.

“As chair of the organ and with President Mnangagwa as the outgoing chair and President Ramaphosa as the incoming chair. Last night I conferred with President Ramaphosa and I have reported to President Mnangagwa the contents of my discussions with President Ramaphosa,” said Masisi.

Masisi further said that the contents of the discussion he had with Mnangagwa and Ramaphosa will be revealed soon.