President Ramaphosa postpones travel to DRC

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa has postponed his trip to the DRC on doctors’ advice to first recover from an upper respiratory tract infection before undertaking prolonged travel.

The high office on Tuesday said the President is receiving medical attention and making a good recovery.

President Ramaphosa was due to travel to Kinshasa on Monday, 15 October.

“President Ramaphosa and President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will at a future stage ratify the agreements reached between the two countries at the 11th Session of the Bi-National Commission (BNC) currently underway in Kinshasa.

“The South African government has been in communication with the government of the DRC regarding this change in President Ramaphosa’s schedule and has expressed its appreciation for the DRC’s hosting of the official and ministerial deliberations that have taken place in Kinshasa in preparation for the participation of the two heads of government in the BNC,” said the Presidency on Tuesday. –