SADC Says Unstable Lesotho Has Until August To Restore Calm

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has given Lesotho until August to implement recommendations on how to return stability to the mountain kingdom.

Lesotho is yet to implement the recommendations of a commission that probed the causes of discontent that led to then Prime Minister Tom Thabane fleeing the country two years ago.

President Jacob Zuma, speaking after an extraordinary summit in Gaborone, Botswana, said he was confident Lesotho would do the right thing.

“The government of Lesotho has really taken on all the recommendations. They are working on them. There was nothing for us to feel there was anything untoward. I think they have accepted, and that to me indicates a commitment of the Lesotho government, to bring about peace and stability in Lesotho.”