06/30/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/30/2020 07:09
Minister Dlodlo was scheduled to meet with His Excellency President Mokgweetsi Masisi in Gaborone today in her capacity as a Special Envoy deployed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to engage on matters related to the Southern African Customs Union. The meeting has since been postponed due to scheduling challenges.
Regrettably, Daily Maverick alleges today's visit by the Special Envoy was to centre on developments between the Botswana government and South African businesswoman Ms Bridgette Radebe.
This is completely false, as President Ramaphosa has clearly mandated the Minister of State Security to engage on matters related to the Southern African Customs Union.
In any event, Special Envoys are never deployed to deliver rebukes to governments with whom South Africa engages on any matter, as South Africa maintains the highest level of respect and decorum in all diplomatic engagements.
Media enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President - [email protected]
Issued by: The Presidency