SABC News - Ramaphosa to visit Lesotho:Wednesday 9 August 2017

Ramaphosa to visit Lesotho

Wednesday 9 August 2017 07:34

Nthakoana Ngatane, Maseru

 Upon his arrival Cyril Ramaphosa will pay a courtesy call on His Majesty King Letsie III.

Upon his arrival Cyril Ramaphosa will pay a courtesy call on His Majesty King Letsie III. (GCIS)

Southern African Development Community facilitator for Lesotho, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to make a working visit to Maseru on Wednesday, following the June 3 general elections in the Kingdom.

The polls saw the inauguration of a new Coalition Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Tom Thabane.

Ramaphosa will consult with the new government, leaders of opposition parties, the college of chiefs and others.

Upon his arrival Deputy President Ramaphosa will pay a courtesy call on His Majesty King Letsie III.

His discussions with the new government are expected to pave the way for the multi-stakeholder national dialogue to build consensus and trust and a roadmap for the implementation of SADC decisions.

Supported by the SADC Oversight Committee, the facilitator is expected to provide a report to the SADC Double Troika Summit to be held in Pretoria, on the August 18, 2017, where the Lesotho government is also expected to table a reforms roadmap.

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