President Jacob Zuma will be sending Special Envoys to Zimbabwe and Angola in light of the ongoing situation in Zimbabwe. Picture: AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File

South African President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as Chair of SADC, is sending Special Envoys to Zimbabwe and Angola in light of the ongoing situation in Zimbabwe.
 
Zuma is expected to send the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and the Minister of State Security, Adv Bongani Bongo to Zimbabwe to meet with President Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwean Defence Force. 
 
"President Zuma spoke to President Robert Mugabe earlier today who indicated that he was confined to his home but said that he was fine. South Africa is also in contact with the Zimbabwean Defence Force," said the Presidency in a statement.
 
"The Special Envoys will also be sent to the Republic of Angola to see President Joao Lourenco, Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security to brief him on the situation."
 
Zuma has once again called for calm and restraint and for the ZDF to ensure that stability is not undermined in Zimbabwe.
 
SADC will continue to monitor the situation closely.