LESOTHO: POLITICS/RL/19/10/17 SABANews 1
MASERU – LESOTHO is recovering from a serious military and political discord over the past months, and the government is calling on the citizens of the Kingdom to unite during this period.
Deputy Prime Minister MONYANE MOLELEKI says the opening of Parliament next FRIDAY is a vital moment, when the nation will launch the process to implement decisions of the SADC Regional leadership.
RADIO LESOTHO says Deputy Prime Minister MOLELEKI has addressed the Kingdom, saying the government has so far taken the actions it can afford on its own.
He says serious and genuine investigations are underway into the deaths of Lieutenant General MAAPARANKOE MAHAO, the Former Army Commander shot dead by soldiers in his village home on 25 JUNE 2015.
Deputy Prime Minister MOLELEKI says police are investigating, arresting and bringing before the courts of law all the members of the security forces implicated in the criminal activities.
His comments come amid reports saying the law-enforcement agents have picked up former Defence Force Commander Lieutenant General TLALI KAMOLI on an array of charges, including murder.
General KAMOLI is to answers many questions about the instability in the Kingdom, including the 2014 coup attempt and the killing of former Army boss MAAPARANKOE MAHAO and the Army Commander KHOANTLE MOTSOMOTSO.
Deputy Prime Minister MOLELEKI says BASOTHO will unite and face the challenges in order to write a new chapter for the nation together; and he calls on others out of the country for political reasons to come and freely take part in all the areas of the reform process.
He says the government has decided to take all actions necessary to ensure the safe, comfortable and respectful return to LESOTHO of MATHIBELI MOKHOTHU, MOTHEJOA METSING and TS’ELISO MOKHOSI.
The LESOTHO Deputy Prime Minister says a THREE-member delegation led by THESELE MASERIBANE assisted by the High Commissioner to SOUTH AFRICA, RALECHATE ‘MOKOSE, will meet the THREE men to discuss their return home./Sabanews/cam