South Africa’s Deputy President and SADC Facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa will tomorrow, Friday 16 June 2017, pay an official visit to Maseru where he will join regional and international leaders during the inauguration of the Prime Minister-elect of the Kingdom of Lesotho Dr. Tom Thabane.
The inauguration follows the recent general elections that were characterised by the SADC and African Union election observer missions as largely peaceful.
Deputy President Ramaphosa extended his profound congratulations to the people of Lesotho and commended them for conducting peaceful elections while urging all stakeholders to accept the outcome of the elections.
Despite the shooting of the Prime Minister-elect of the Kingdom of Lesotho Dr. Tom Thabane’s wife last night by the unknown gun-man the inauguration will happen as planned.
The Deputy President reiterated his view that the holding of democratic elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho underlines the determination of the people of the region and the continent to ensure good political and economic governance as part of the building blocs towards the renewal of the continent and the achievement of Agenda 2063.
Deputy President Ramaphosa has been mandated by the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government held in Swaziland, working with the support of the Oversight Committee, to convene a multi-stakeholder dialogue forum to build consensus for the implementation of SADC decisions, including the constitutional and security sector reforms and recommendations of the Phumaphi Commission of Inquiry.