In pursuance of promoting peace and stability in the SADC region
By: Cpl Ally Rakoma
Tangible signs are visible of the development and growth in modernity of our nations, perfectly in line with the building of a global African group in a secure and peaceful environment.
On 26 June 2012, the Inspector General of the Congolese Armed Forces, Maj Gen Norbert Dabira and his entourage visited South Africa on a week-long visit as the guests of Maj Gen Mxolisi Petane, the Inspector General of the SA DOD. The two counterparts met at the South African Defence Intelligence College (SADIC) in Pretoria.
The aim of the visit was to strengthen ties between the two countries and Armed Forces and to explore areas of co-operation in the domain of inspection and auditing. Another objective was to acquire more knowledge about the Defence Inpectorate Division of the South African Department of Defence and to explore the possibility of exchanging knowledge and the training of military personnel.
Maj Gen Dabira accompanied by Maj Gen Petane, paid a courtesy visit to the Chief of the SANDF, Gen Solly Shoke. Cordial greetings were exchanged. Gen Shoke said that the two countries and Armed Forces had strong relations and both countries had developed under difficult conditions. He also pointed out that the Presidents of the two countries had similar aims in seeking an end to various conflicts and crises on the continent.