SADC mediator arrives in Lesotho
by SAVIOUS KWINIKA
JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH Africa Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is in Lesotho to help resolve the political problems in the country.
He is leading regional facilitation efforts by Southern African Development Community to help the country return to political and security normalcy.
Since his appointment, the facilitator has led the SADC facilitation mission to Lesotho four times to help create dialogue among Lesotho’s political role players with a view to addressing the political and security challenges facing the country.
In pursuance of this objective, Ramaphosa facilitated the signing of the
Maseru Facilitation Declaration among Lesotho’s main political players.
The declaration provides for the reconvening of Lesotho’s Parliament by
King Letsie III and National General Elections to be held at the end of
Ramaphosa is expected to return to South Africa on Tuesday.
Lesotho’s problems peaked in August when Prime Minister, Tom Thabane,
alleged a coup d’état had been launched against him.
This followed a previous allegation that caused him to suspend parliament over possible extra-constitutional manoeuvres.
– CAJ News
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