The President Cde Robert Mugabe returned home this Saturday (today) night after attending a SADC extra ordinary summit on industrialisation and integration in Swaziland.

Cde Mugabe was received at the Harare International Airport by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, Minister of State for Harare Metropolitan Province Cde Miriam Chikukwa, Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Cde Christopher Mushowe, Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Retired Colonel Christian Katsande, service chiefs led by Commander Defence Forces Dr General Constantino Chiwenga and Commander Air Force of Zimbabwe Air Marshal Perence Shiri, several foreign affairs officials and senior government ministers.

The SADC summit’s main focus was industrialisation and regional integration which stresses the region to value add its raw materials and get value for their products.

The extraordinary summit approved the costed plan of action for SADC industrialisation strategy and roadmap.

During the summit, discussions also explored the issue of the proposed SADC Transformation University which should be housed in Swaziland and the criteria for selecting students.