President Emmerson Mnangagwa has returned home from the 38th SADC Summit held in Windhoek Namibia where he was elected the deputy chair on politics, defence and security of the regional grouping.

President Mnangagwa will be deputising President Edgar Lungu of Zambia.

SADC executive secretary Dr Stergomerna Lawrence Tax reading the communiqué asked those who imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe to remove them and that also Tanzania will host the next SADC Summit in 2019.

The issue of industrialisation of the region has been rolled to the fifth year beginning in Victoria Falls in 2014, Botswana 2015, Mbabane 2016, Pretoria 2017 and Windhoek 2017 and now Tanzania has to build on these issues. 

Speaking soon after arrival at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport today, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Retired Lieutenant General Dr Sibusiso Moyo said this was one of the most successful summits were Zimbabwe has taken its rightful place as an active member of the organ.

He said all issues were discussed culminating into Zimbabwe elected unanimously to resolve the political, defence and security issues.

The President was met by the two Vice Presidents, Cde Kembo Mohadi and Dr Constantino Chiwenga, several government ministers and service chiefs.