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Vol 56 No 14

Published 10th July 2015


Lesotho

The soldiers return

Fear and tension have returned after the former Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force, Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao, was shot dead on the outskirts of Maseru on 25 June. It follows the killing in May of businessman Thabiso 'Alex' Tšosane , another close ally of former Premier Tom Thabane, who earlier sought refuge in South Africa. Several other politicians opposing Premier Pakalitha Mosisili and Army Commander Tlali Kamoli have also fled, fearing they are on a hit list.

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