Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Namibian Police Supervisors Head to Lesotho
Ana Luisa Brown
Prensa Latina

Maseru, Sep 23 (Prensa Latina) Namibia sent a contingent of 39 police supervisors to Lesotho to act as a political observation team over the difficult situation in this small country.

The leaders of the police mission, Anne-Marie Nainda and Colonel Sebastián Ndeitunga told television news that if the nation does not return to normal in three months, Windhoek plans to increase the number of supervisors.

Namibia decided to deploy the operation group according to resolutions from representatives of the South African Development Community (SADC) that met last week in South Africa to discuss security in Lesotho and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In an attempt to re-establish constitutional normality, the government coalition leaders in Lesotho agreed to celebrate early elections in a date not yet set. The general elections were originally scheduled for 2017.

The largest political factions in that country applauded the efforts carried out by South Africa Vice President, Cyril Ramaphosa, during the national governmental crisis caused by the Parliament closure.

The opposition party "Democratic Congress" urged Ramaphosa to exert pressure in order to make the government convene the National Assembly again.

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