Ramaphosa to make 'major' announcement in Lesotho
02 October 2014, 10:59
Johannesburg - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa plans to make a "major" announcement on Thursday relating to his facilitation efforts in Lesotho, his spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said.
The announcement would be made at a press briefing in Maseru at 14:00.
"He is expected to be joined in the press conference by leaders of political parties in Lesotho as well as SADC deputy executive secretary Dr Themba Mhlongo," Mamoepa said in a statement.
On Tuesday, two policemen in Lesotho were wounded during a shootout between the force and the military. Ramaphosa subsequently called for an investigation into the shooting.
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Ramaphosa was in the country as part of his Southern African Development Community mandate to facilitate talks and find a solution after an attempted coup by the military on 30 August.
This resulted in Lesotho's prime minister Tom Thabane fleeing to South Africa, and its parliament being closed.