SADC Facilitator and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Meseru ahead of the scheduled signing of the electoral pledge by Lesotho’s political parties scheduled for today.
“The electoral pledge is a commitment by Lesotho’s political parties to help create a climate conducive for the holding of elections scheduled for 28 February 2015 as proclaimed by His Majesty King Letsie III and gazetted on 8 December 2014,” said the Presidency.
The electoral pledge arises from provisions of the Maseru Facilitation Declaration signed earlier this year by all Lesotho political parties under the aegis of the SADC Observer Mission to Lesotho to help return Lesotho to political and security stability.
Deputy President Ramaphosa will also hand over the signed copies of the pledge to King Letsie at the Royal Palace.
He will also participate in the commemoration service of the 42 South Africans and Lesotho citizens killed in 1982 during a raid by the apartheid defence force on ANC safe houses in Maseru.
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICAN OFFICIAL NEWS