Lesotho facing food crisis

2012-10-18 21:56

Johannesburg - An impending food crisis in Lesotho was discussed during a meeting between that country's leaders and President Jacob Zuma on Thursday.

Prime Minister Motsoahae Thabane described the crisis and its potential humanitarian impact to Zuma, the international relations department said in a statement.

"President Zuma expressed South Africa's solidarity with the government and people of Lesotho in the face of the impending food challenges and affirmed South Africa's commitment to provide some humanitarian assistance," the statement read.

The South African government was considering the extent and type of help to be offered.

The two leaders agreed that Lesotho and South Africa should work more closely together, and that the next bilateral meeting should be held in early 2013. They intended working towards regional economic integration.

  • johann.enslin.9 - 2012-10-18 22:27

    Incorporate them into SA...another basket case country. Half the Free state cattle are in Lesotho already.

      justice.mokotjo - 2012-10-19 06:30

      You whites dnt knw when to talk and when not always talk too much,you never change.

      jennifer.d.martin.750 - 2012-10-19 08:35

      Justice you tolerate too much You deserve better than this You tolerate a government that takes and takes and eats and eats and gives back so little that the people cannot survive them 'Whites' have seen and found that it doesn't have to be like this It should have been so different Vote for anyone you like but know that The ANC has failed you

      JohnDough - 2012-10-19 10:09

      Are you mad? Another Province filled with the sick, lame, lazy and corrupt officials? We should rather send all of them back to Lesotho and close the borders.

      clive.towa - 2012-10-21 12:59

      It is very important that the SA government should accommodate lesotho ppl in.we need to proved en help each other.or incorporated in the practical guide regarding service organization.

  • mark.a.fysh - 2012-10-18 22:27

    A poor country with extreme weather conditions - not a good combination.

      veritas.odium.paret - 2012-10-19 00:35

      And little arable land

      smellarat.smith - 2012-10-19 05:04

      Farmer shortage?

      hennie.deruyter - 2012-10-19 06:36

      And a lot of it under water with even more dams to be build.

  • Mammei Hlehlisi-Galo - 2012-10-18 23:01

    @jo: hopefully u're fully aware that, that country is supplying u with water that u use. Remember it takes a thief to know one, so do u think that half of Free State, is not full of cattles from Lesotho???

  • jennifer.d.martin.750 - 2012-10-19 08:32

    go on... kill the boer.... I dare you. This is called... CONSEQUENCES

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