Today, South African Defence Minister Mapisa-Nqakula is expected to meet with her Nigerian counterpart Mansur Dan-Ali to discuss, inter alia, possibilities for defense cooperation between South Africa and Nigeria, issues of security, peace and stability on the continent.
Minister Mapisa-Nqakula said she is looking forward to meeting Honourable Minister Mansur Mohammed Dan-Ali.
This will be Mr. Dan-Ali’s first official visit to South Africa since his appointment as the Minister of Defence for Nigeria.
Defence ties have been called on to be strengthened between African nations even as it is top on the list when countries meet each other. The meeting between both security chiefs is expected to yield fruit and build bilateral defense relations between these giants of the continent.
Although , South African Defence Minister Mapisa-Nqakula has come under heavy criticism lately, she has held her head up high while doing a hey man’s job in charge of South Africa’s defense ministry.