Ramaphosa in Lesotho

2014-10-15 19:17
Cyril Ramaphosa (Sapa)

Cyril Ramaphosa (Sapa)

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Johannesburg - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Maseru on Wednesday ahead of the reconvening of Lesotho's parliament, his office said.

"The reconvening of Lesotho's parliament... comes against the framework of the recently signed Maseru Facilitation Declaration on 2 October 2014 facilitated by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and signed by all Lesotho's political parties," his spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said.

"In terms of the declaration... King Letsie III is to reconvene parliament on 17 October 2014 to discuss the budget and all other related matters regarding the holding of elections."

Parliament would reconvene on Friday.

The declaration also stated that parliament would be dissolved at the beginning of December so that the country could prepare for national general elections, scheduled for the end of February next year.

While in Lesotho, Ramaphosa as facilitator is supported by a team of Southern African Development Community experts and members of the secretariat from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, Mamoepa said.

Ramaphosa will return to South Africa on Friday.

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