Zuma meets Lesotho leaders

2015-02-10 05:00
President Jacob Zuma. (GCIS)

President Jacob Zuma. (GCIS)

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma on Monday met with the Lesotho government coalition in Pretoria to discuss security surrounding the country's upcoming elections, the presidency said.

"The meeting received a briefing by Lesotho coalition government about their current concerns regarding the security situation and violations of provisions of the Maseru Facilitation Accord as well as the Maseru Security Accord," said spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa in a statement.

The coalition government also requested the Southern African Development Community (SADC) troika, of which Zuma is the chairman, to provide more support during the Lesotho elections which were due to take place on February 28.

"In this regard, President Zuma emphasised the need for the facilitator, Deputy President [Cyril] Ramaphosa, to return to Lesotho as soon as possible to address issues raised by the delegation of the Lesotho government," Mamoepa said.

The coalition partners committed themselves to continue with efforts to create peace and stability in Lesotho.

The coalition was headed by Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane. It was also attended by Ramaphosa, Lesotho's Deputy Prime Minister Mothejoa Metsing and Minister Thesele Maseribane, South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Minister of State Security David Mahlobo.

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