Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will continue to support Lesotho in its quest for peace, stability and security, South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday.

Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma

Zuma, who is also the chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, made the remarks while attending the inauguration of newly-elected Prime Minister of Lesotho Pakalitha Mosisili.
“We need to continue to work together to improve the livelihood of our people,” Zuma said.
During the ceremony, Zuma recalled a decision reached at a SADC summit held in February, under which Lesotho is requested to initiate constitutional and security sector reforms.
“SADC member states have experience in this regard and will share that with people in Lesotho,” Zuma said.
Lesotho held parliamentary elections on February 28 and the opposition parties emerged as winner in the elections.
After the elections, the Democratic Congress, led by Mosisili, and the Lesotho Congress for Democracy, led by former deputy prime minister Mothetjoa Metsing, formed a coalition government with several other opposition parties.
The elections were held two years ahead of schedule under a political deal brokered by the SADC to end a political impasse. Last June, then prime minister Thomas Thabane suspended the parliament to avoid a vote of no confidence pushed by his coalition government partners. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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