President Jacob Zuma has once again taken the opportunity to congratulate Malawi’s new president Joyce Banda for assuming the Presidency saying that Africa is succeeding in fighting gender dissimilarities.
“The continent of Africa now has a second woman holding the top leadership role. This shows that Africa is progressing”, Zuma said at the freedom day celebrations at the Union buildings in Pretoria.
Banda was one of the dignitaries who attended freedom day celebrations at the Union Buildings in Pretoria yesterday.
Accompanied by her husband and other delegates, Banda is on her first official visit to South Africa following her recent inauguration this month.
She rose to the highest office in Malawi after the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika, who was buried a week ago.
During her visit, Zuma and Banda are expected to exchange views on issues of mutual interest and common concern, the International Relations Department said on her arrival.
According to reports the meeting would focus on Malawi’s economic problems, particularly fuel shortages and foreign exchange.