Pretoria: South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will undertake yet another official visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho on Monday to Tuesday, 20 – 21 October 2014, to continue with regional facilitation efforts by SADC to help the country return to political and security normalcy.
Since his appointment, the facilitator has led the SADC facilitation mission to Lesotho four times to help create dialogue amongst Lesotho’s political role players with a view to addressing the political and security challenges facing the country.
In pursuance of this objective, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa facilitated the signing of the Maseru Facilitation Declaration amongst Lesotho’s main political players.
The Maseru Facilitation Declaration provides for:
· the reconvening of Lesotho’s Parliament by his Majesty, King Letsie III which took place on Friday, 17th October 2014.
· the sitting of Parliament will be limited to discussing the budget and all other related matters regarding the holding of elections.
· Parliament to dissolve at the beginning of December 2014.
· The National General Elections to be held at the end of February 2015 and on a date to be set by His Majesty, King Letsie III.
The Facilitator, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to return to South Africa on Tuesday, 21 October 2014.
For more information contact Ronnie Mamoepa at 082-990-4853 or Terrence Manase on 082-338-6707
SOURCE: SOUTH AFRICA OFFICIAL NEWS