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SADC condemns murder of Lesotho military chief in Maseru shooting

JOHANNESBURG, September 6 – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has condemned Tuesday’s killing of the head of Lesotho’s army,  Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso, and said it is sending a “fact-finding mission” to the country. Motsomotso was killed, while two senior officers who were allegedly responsible for the murder, were also killed in a shoot-out at a […]

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Zuma condemns killing of Lesotho’s defence force chief

JOHANNESBURG, September 6 – President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday, condemned the killing of the Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force, Lt-General Khoantle Motsomotso, who was killed reportedly by an army officer. “On behalf of [the Southern African Development Community] SADC, President Zuma condemns in the strongest terms possible the senseless and regrettable killing of Gen Motsomotso, especially because […]

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Lesotho PM announces he’s trying the knot again at #SADCSummit

PRETORIA, August 19 – Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane on Saturday announced that he is getting married again, inviting delegates at the 37th SADC summit of heads of state and government to attend his marriage ceremony in Maseru. Shortly after making his “maiden speech” to the 15-member bloc, the 78-year-old Thabane requested outgoing Southern African […]

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Ramaphosa in Lesotho to engage parties

TSHWANE, August 9 – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled to interact with government officials, civic society and opposition parties in the Kingdom of Lesotho, during his current visit, in his capacity as facilitator for the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), the Presidency said on Wednesday. “The visit of the facilitator takes place against the backdrop […]

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Lesotho prime minister’s wife shot dead hours prior to inauguration

JOHANNESBURG, June 15 – South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is due to attend the inauguration of Lesotho’s new Prime Minister Tom Thabane on Friday, this despite the murder of Thabane’s estranged wife in a shooting that some have speculated could have been politically motivated. Lipolelo Thabane and Thato Sibolla, who works for the Ministry […]