SADC, Lesotho stakeholders meet in Maseru

2016-11-24 17:00
File: AFP

File: AFP

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Maseru - The Lesotho Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa – MISA, is one of the key stakeholders that have met the SADC Oversight Committee appointed to be an early warning mechanism for instability in the mountain kingdom.

The Committee, on its first mission in the capital Maseru this week,  will oversee constitutional and security sector reforms, and implementation of the recommendations of the SADC Commission of Inquiry that investigated the country's instability, and the death of former army commander Maaparankoe Mahao.

It has also met the Departments of Foreign Affairs, Law and Defence, the Lesotho Defence Force, Police, the governing coalition, the opposition and the College of Chiefs.

It is expected to meet civil society, church leaders and the Mahao family.

SADC said in statement earlier this week that the Committee is Chaired by Retired Justice Frederick Mwita Werema, representing the United Republic of Tanzania, the current Chair of the organ.

When the OC met SADC Facilitator, South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa last week, Honourable Justice (retired) Werema emphasised that the OC operates as a team to ensure that SADC decisions on the Kingdom of Lesotho are fully implemented.

The OC was constituted by SADC Summit, with the mandate to act as an overall monitoring body in the event of signs of instability, and intervene as appropriate in consultation with the SADC Facilitator. 

SADC Executive Secretary Stergomena Lawrence Tax said it comprises representatives of the SADC Double Troika - Swaziland, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Mozambique and Angola.

Read more on:    sadc  |  lesotho  |  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

Inside News24

 
/News
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.