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SADC approves contingent force for Lesotho

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has condemned the recent violence in Lesotho which saw General Khoantle Motsomotso, Commander of the mountain kingdom’s defence force, assassinated, and will send a contingent force to the troubled country.

SADC on Lesotho

The assassination of Lieutenant General Khoantle Motsomotso, Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Chief, has been called ‘a serious blight and setback to ongoing efforts to restore peace” in the landlocked country.

SANDF told to be “more vigilant” on Lesotho border

With Lesotho on edge following Tuesday’s shooting of the country’s military leader and two senior officers, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will send a fact-finding mission to the mountain kingdom on Thursday.

Feature: Protecting South Africa’s vital external interests

South Africa has external interests that are important or vital to the economy, some vulnerable to disruption and requiring protection commensurate with risk and threat levels that may arise in the future.

Incoming Lesotho Prime Minister’s wife shot dead

The wife of incoming Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane was shot dead on Wednesday, two days before her husband's inauguration, raising fears of another wave of political violence in the southern African mountain kingdom.
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