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Vol 38 No 6

Published 14th March 1997


Cop out

The Prime Minister is under attack from all sides, including policemen and his own party

Providentially, nobody died when the army unleashed its strength against rebel policemen in their barracks in Maseru. Eight officers of the Royal Lesotho Mounted Police had demanded indemnity – as special legislation may allow – for the alleged murder of fellow policemen in 1995. They were joined by about 100 of their colleagues, and for ten days they held out in their headquarters. The full-scale assault, at dawn on Sunday 16 March, was launched only after the South African government made it clear it would approve firm action.

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