President Jacob Zuma will lead the South African delegation to the African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sunday, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation said.
Zuma, as the mediator in Zimbabwe, is expected to give a report on the latest political developments in Zimbabwe and the outcomes of the Southern African Development Community Summit held in Maputo on January 7.
In a statement on Friday, the department said that the government's participation in the fourteenth Ordinary Session of the AU summit was part of its foreign policy objective of consolidating the African Agenda.
The African Agenda seeks to promote peace and security on the continent, strengthen the pursuit of good governance and democracy, deepen regional integration, develop skills and build capacity within the organs of the AU and advance Africa's development agenda.
The summit will receive a report on Information Communication Technologies from the AU executive council, underway in Addis Ababa.
Zuma would be supported by International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda, Public Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi and senior government officials.
Zuma was expected to return to South Africa on February 2.