PRETORIA– South African Deputy President David Mabuza has described his working visit to Kenya last week as having helped cement political and economic ties between the people and governments of the East African country and South Africa.
The Deputy President attended Madaraka Day celebrations held on June 1 in Meru, in eastern Kenya, marking 55 years since Kenya attained internal self-rule from former colonial power Britain.
We came to rejoice with you the victories we have scored as African people against colonialism and all forms of oppression, said the Deputy President when delivering his address at Kinoru Stadium in Meru.
On the sidelines of the celebrations, Mabuza held discussions with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.
They discussed issues of mutual concern, including the proposed reform initiatives of the African Union, and the United Nations Security Council, the ongoing security challenges in South Sudan and Somalia, as well as mutually beneficial economic opportunities between South Africa and Kenya.
The Deputy President returned to South Africa on Saturday.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK