President Zuma Travels To Lesotho To Smooth Relations

President Zuma Travels To Lesotho To Smooth Relations


Pressure is mounting on Lesotho’s leaders to resolve the political crisis gripping the country.

President Jacob Zuma will be in the mountain kingdom to try and break the impasse amongst parties in the governing coalition.

The crisis has seen parliament suspended last month for nine months by Prime Minister Thomas Thabane.

There are high hopes that Zuma will succeed in his mission as much is at stake.

The marriage amongst the three parties forming Lesotho’s governing coalition began to show cracks towards the end of last year.

The situation sharply escalated in the New Year with representatives of the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) and the Basotho National Party determined to oust Thabane of the All Basotho Congress through an motion of no confidence.

Tensions have been sharply raised with the police and the army seeming to have chosen sides.  

South Africa’s High Commissioner to Lesotho Harris Majeke says as Lesotho’s only neighbor, Pretoria has had no option but to intervene.


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