SADC military descends on Lesotho crisis

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Seven regional states are sending their Foreign Affairs ministers and defence chiefs for a fact-finding mission in Lesotho, as new grisly details emerge of Tuesday’s assassination of that country’s defence force commander.

Two Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) senior officers, Brigadier Bulane Sechele and Colonel Tefo Hashatsi, assassinated their commander, Khoantle Motšomotšo on Tuesday morning, triggering regional fear that the mountain kingdom would return to the instability that has plagued it for decades.

According to a SADC brief seen by Mmegi, regional Foreign Affairs ministers and their defence chiefs began arriving in Maseru yesterday afternoon on a fact-finding mission, following the assassination. The brief is that between tomorrow and Saturday, the delegation will meet with stakeholders who include the military, police and senior government officers, before producing a report informing SADC on the way forward.

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