REGIONAL SECURITY FORCE HELP TO RESTORE PEACE IN LESOTHO

Africa

The strong regional security force of 285 who were sent to help to restore peace and stability in Lesotho has withdrawn from the country.

Prime Minister Thomas Thabane announced that respect for civilian authority has been restored in his forces.

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) moved its security force into Maseru last December after the killing of army chief Khoantle Motsomotso by a rival group within the Lesotho defence force.

This followed two months after a snap election brought Thabane to power at the head of a coalition.

Former army chief Maaparankoe Mahao was gunned down for allegedly resisting arrest 2 years earlier.

SADC executive secretary Stergomena Tax says good progress has been made in restoring security in Lesotho following a failed coup in 2014.

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