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Vol 37 No 11

Published 24th May 1996


Lesotho

Succession battle

On 7 May, four senior Cabinet ministers were sacked. A week later, two others resigned; more are expected to go soon. A squabble at the annual conference of the ruling Basotho Congress Party has been taken to the High Court. It looks as if the forty-year BCP hegemony of Prime Minister Ntsu Mokhehle (aged 76 and unwell) may be almost over.

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