By-The former first lady Grace Mugabe has received an award given to the late statesman by SADC in Kinshasa, DRC.
Grace received the award during the 42nd Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit, where the organisation’s founders were honoured for their role in its formation.
The Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC), the forerunner of SADC, was a memorandum of understanding on common economic development signed in Lusaka, Zambia, on 1 April 1980.
All the founding fathers of the regional bloc are now late. These were:
- Zimbabwe: Robert Gabriel Mugabe
- Angola: Agustinho Neto
- Botswana: Seretse Khama
- Eswatini: King Sobhuza II
- Malawi: Hastings Kamuzu Banda
- Mozambique: Samora Machel.
- Tanzanian: Julius Kambarage Nyerere
- Zambia: Kenneth Kaunda
The awards were received by family members of the former Presidents.
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