Wednesday, June 29, 2016

SADC Double Troika Summit Underway
June 28, 2016
Morris Mkwate
Zimbabwe Herald
GABORONE, Botswana

The Sadc Double Troika Summit on Lesotho is now underway in Gaborone, Botswana, with Heads of State examining steps the Mountain Kingdom has taken to restore security and political stability.

President Mugabe is at the Summit, alongside his Botswana counterpart and Sadc Chair, President Ian Khama, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, President Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique and Swaziland’s King Mswati III.

Also in attendance are Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa of Tanzania, Lesotho’s Prime Minister Phakalitha Mosisili and Sadc facilitator and South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Lesotho has been on edge following the killing in 2015 of the country’s ex-defence forces commander Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao by his subordinates.

A Sadc-appointed Commission of Inquiry recommended a thorough investigation into the killing and constitutional refinement, and the Summit will consider whether Maseru has implemented these and other recommendations.

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