New Coalition Government in Lesotho wants the fired army general back

Lesotho army and police yesterday's march for peace and reconciliation
Lesotho army and police march for peace and reconciliation in Maseru following several confrontations and signing of MSA

With security issues remaining high on the agenda of the peace and stability talks facilitated by the South Africa Deputy President Cyrial Ramaphosa, the yet to be sworn in leaders of the new coalition government, Dr. Pakalitha Mosisili and his deputy Mothejoa Metsing have declared the fired Lt. General Tlali Kamoli commander of the Lesotho Defense Force (LDF).

Addressing a press briefing to announce their seven political parties coalition to form the government following the 28th February, 2015 general elections, Mosisili and Metsing are adamant  that Lesotho does not have security problems.

“The problem was Prime Minister Thomas Motsoahae Thabane,” so said Mosisili who is now to lead Lesotho with Metsing being his deputy.

Kamoli who was sent to leave of absence under the Maseru Security Accord (MSA) is reported by the media here as being stuck in the Republic of South Africa following reports that he was declined placement by some Africa countries.

Circumstances surround security threat in Lesotho included bombing of the Commissioner of Police Khothatso Ts’oana’s residence and that of the house of the Prime Minister’s girl friend Liabiloe Ramoholi, attempted coup onthe 28th August, 2014, army and police shootout at the residence of the Government Secretary Moahloli Mphaka and crossfire among army personnel in Maseru on the 1st February, 2015.

Maparankoe Mahao is South Sudan on the leave of absence under the MSA.


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