For his contribution to strengthening socio-economic ties on the continent, President Jacob Zuma has been immortalised in bronze in the Imo state of Nigeria.
Following diplomatic trips to Zambia, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo, President Zuma was thanked for his work by having a statue erected in his honour on a street named after him by the State Governor of the Imo State.
Zuma held talks explaining the importance of African cooperation in modern times.
Some critics exclaimed surprise at some of his statements choosing to remember his involvement during wide-spread spates of xenophobic violence in his own country which served to only make the situation worse.
Nonetheless, the state governor also conferred on President Zuma the Imo Merit Award which is the highest award in the state conferred on distinguished personalities who have made a difference in the development of their communities.
President Zuma held discussions with President Joseph Kabila Kabange on Sunday on the issues of peace and security in the DRC.
He visited the country as the chairperson of SADC to assist the government and the people of the DRC to achieve sustainable peace, security and stability.