Ramaphosa’s Lesotho mediation

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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.Picture: ANN7

Lesotho leaders have briefed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa about efforts to institute constitutional and security sector reforms.

The Southern African Development Community mandated Ramaphosa in June to facilitate the return of opposition leaders from neighbouring South Africa.

On Friday Ramaphosa met King Letsie III, Prime Minister Phakalitha Mosisili and coalition leaders. They briefed him on efforts to institute constitutional and security sector reforms.

According to Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, Ronnie Mamoepa, he also met representatives of the opposition parties, the Christian Council of Lesotho, the College of Chiefs and the family of the late commander of the Lesotho Defence Force Maaparankoe Mahao.

Friday’s visit came ahead of a SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government in Mbabane, Swaziland, from August 29-31. The summit will review the political security situation in the region.

“Ramaphosa will table his report on consultations with various Lesotho stakeholders to the SADC Summit in Swaziland at the end of the month.” Mamoepa said.

TNA Reporter

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