Lesotho threat worsening: PM

thom thabane

Tho Thabane

Cape Town. — Prime Minister Tom Thabane says the security situation in Lesotho remains volatile and its parliament cannot reconvene under the current environment, the eNCA reported yesterday.Thabane was speaking ahead of a Sadc summit which started yesterday in Pretoria to discuss the mountain kingdom’s political crisis.

Lesotho’s deadlocked political parties failed to meet a Friday deadline for a fresh peace deal, prompting South Africa to call an emergency meeting of regional leaders.

After promising President Jacob Zuma that they would decide by Friday when to reopen Lesotho’s parliament, rival leaders failed to resolve a crisis sparked two weeks ago by an aborted coup.

Reopening the legislature — which was shuttered in June — is seen as a key step towards restoring normality in the tiny mountainous state.

The Sadc summit is also expected to discussing the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. — News24.

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