Cyril Ramaphosa postpones trip to DRC due to illness
The presidency says Ramaphosa and DRC President Joseph Kabila will ratify agreements reached between the two countries at the Bi-National Commission at a later stage
President Cyril Ramaphosa has postponed a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for health reasons‚ the presidency said on Tuesday. "President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Joseph Kabila of the DRC will, at a future stage, ratify the agreements reached between the two countries at the 11th Session of the Bi-National Commission currently under way in Kinshasa‚" a statement on the presidency website said.
"President Ramaphosa was due to travel to Kinshasa yesterday‚ October 15‚ but was advised by doctors to recover from an upper respiratory tract infection before undertaking prolonged travel. The president is receiving medical attention and making a good recovery." The presidency had announced on Sunday that Ramaphosa would make the trip. According to the presidency website‚ the SA-DRC Bi-National Commission was established in 2004 to "promote political‚ economic‚ and social co-operation between the two countries". The latest BNC kicked off on Saturday. "The South Afric...