Zuma in Lesotho for Mosilili's inauguration

2015-03-17 14:31

Cape Town – Scores of people in Lesotho have reportedly gathered inside the National Stadium in Maseru for the inauguration of the incoming prime minister Pakalithi Mosilili.

According to the SABC, Mosilili will be sworn in by the chief justice in the presence of King Letsie the third and dignitaries from SADC member states.

Watch the video below.

Mosilili was Lesotho's prime minister between 1997 and 2012.

According to reports on social media, President Jacob Zuma has already arrived for the event.

Zuma is the chairperson of the SADC troika on politics, defence and security.

Deputy President and SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in the mountain kingdom on Monday.

Mosilili's inauguration comes following elections held on 28 February.

The vote was held two years early in a bid to restore stability following the failed August putsch that highlighted friction between Lesotho's military and police.

The elections were described as credible, free and fair by the Commonwealth, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the African Union, and the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa observer missions.

Read more on:    sadc  |  jacob zuma  |  lesotho  |  lesotho elections 2015  |  southern africa

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.