Pretoria: Deputy President and SADC facilitator, Cyril Ramaphosa, will return to Maseru on Monday for talks aimed at restoring peace, stability and democracy in Lesotho.
Since his appointment by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Double Troika of Heads of State and Government plus DRC and Tanzania, Deputy President Ramaphosa visited Lesotho on 18 September.
During the visit, he paid a courtesy call on King Letsie III, held meetings with leaders of the Coalition Government (led by Prime Minister Thomas Thabane), main and small opposition political parties as well as the College of Chiefs.
Supported by a team of SADC Troika member states experts and secretariat — led by the Deputy Executive Secretary Dr. Themba Mhlongo — Deputy President Ramaphosa will on Monday and Tuesday continue to meet with all political and other role players in Lesotho.
“Critical in this regard is the urgent need to address all political and security challenges in preparation for the brought forward elections, the reopening of parliament, stabilisation of the security situation and thus help the Kingdom of Lesotho return to constitutional normalcy,” said The Presidency on Sunday.
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS