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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

MUST READ: Southern Africa panel to probe Lesotho assassination

Southern Africa's territorial body on Wednesday said it was sending a fast reaction group to test the death of Lesotho's armed force administrator, a killing it lashed as "uncouth" and a hit to peace endeavors.

The Southern African Advancement People group (SADC) has been endeavoring to cultivate peace in Lesotho, however, the demise debilitates to restore distress in the mountain kingdom.

Armed force administrator Khoantle Motsomotso was shot dead at a sleeping shelter on Tuesday when two senior officers — broadly observed as from an adversary group — endeavored to constrain their way into his office. The two officers were murdered by Motsomotso's protectors.

The ridiculous shootout occurred only two months after races intended to introduce another time of dependability.

"SADC firmly censures this indefinable and unpardonable brutal and deplorable act," the gathering said in an announcement.

"This advancement is a genuine curse and mishap to the continuous endeavors to re-establish peace, security, and soundness to the Kingdom of Lesotho."

The SADC group, due to land in Lesotho on Thursday, will work to "set up the underlying drivers of the death and in this way prescribe the proper game-plans".

On Wednesday, the pioneer of resistance in parliament, Mathibeli Mokhothu, said he questioned whether the SADC could quit the nation's fierce political atmosphere.

"SADC choices are a long way from guaranteeing peace and strength in Lesotho, rather they are just fuelling divisions," Mokhothu Said.

The two officers executed in the shootout — Tefo Hashatsi and Bulane Sechele — were among warriors that the SADC has said ought to be indicted for the murder of previous armed force leader Maaparankoe Mahao in 2015.

Leader Thomas Thabane's new coalition took office in June after the third broad decision since 2012, as Lesotho bears a progression of political changes.

Thabane, 78, already filled in as chief after the 2012 races.

Be that as it may, he was compelled to escape to South Africa — which completely encompasses landlocked Lesotho — following an endeavored upset two years after the fact.

"SADC tended to political issues however not the genuine security issues," political expert Kopano Makoa, of the National College of Lesotho,

"Encouraging races while abandoning security issues demonstrates that SADC overlooked the main issue."

Faultfinders blame the military for favoring Thabane's old adversary, Pakalitha Mosisili, who ruled from 1998-2012 and 2015-2017.

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