SOUTH AFRICAN DEPUTY PRESIDENT VISITING LESOTHO

South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa made a working visit to the kingdom of Lesotho Thursday as part of his mandate as the facilitator appointed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to assist the kingdom.

The visit was part of preparations for the forthcoming SADC Organ Troika to be held on June 28, 2016 in Gaborone, Botswana, where leaders from Botswana, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Tanzania are expected to discuss the situation in the Mountain Kingdom.

“During his visit to Lesotho, Deputy President Ramaphosa is expected to hold discussions and consultations with Prime Minister Phakalitha Mosisili and members of his government, members of the opposition political parties, college of chiefs, Council of Churches of Lesotho and representatives of civil society on progress regarding implementation of recommendations for the constitutional and security sector reforms,” the Presidency said in a statement.

Recommendations for constitutional and security sector reforms in Lesotho were adopted by the SADC during its Organ Troika meeting in Pretoria on July 3, last year.

The Trokia urged the government of Lesotho to embark on a process of instituting reforms assisted by the sub-regional grouping as the basis of a long-lasting solution to the political and security challenges facing the Kingdom.

Deputy President Ramaphosa returned to South Africa later Thursday.

Source: Nam News Network