Zuma meets with Geingob on SACU

19 Apr 2016 16:20pm
WINDHOEK, 19 APR (NAMPA) – South African President Jacob Zuma held a consultative meeting with President Hage Geingob at State House on Tuesday.
The working visit by the South African president is focused on discussions on the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and other pressing matters.
Zuma's visit forms part of regional visits facilitated by his country as Chair of the SACU summit.
SACU, one of the oldest customs unions in the world, is 105 years old and consists of five members - Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland.
Speaking before their closed-door meeting, President Zuma said he is aware of the difficulties Namibians endured during the liberation struggle. The South African leader however indicated that the struggle to bring prosperity to the country is even more difficult.
“It is a struggle that teaches new lessons; how to manage and how to go forward,” he stated.
He left for his home country today and is expected to visit Swaziland on Thursday and Lesotho at a later stage.
(NAMPA)
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