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Ramaphosa visits Lesotho

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

Nov. 26, 2019 2 min read

MASERU - President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa is expected in Lesotho on Wednesday at the invitation of Prime Minister Motsoahae Thabane.

According to a press statement released by the president’s spokesperson Khuselo Diko, Mr Ramaphosa will attend the closing ceremony of the multi stakeholder Dialogue Plenary II.
“President Ramaphosa is expected to engage with, among others, political parties and civil society groupings,” Mrs Diko said in the statement.
She said Mr Ramaphosa would attend the event in his capacity as the SADC Facilitator to Lesotho.
Mr Ramaphosa was appointed the Southern African Development Community (SADC) facilitator to Lesotho in September 2014 when he was the deputy president of the Republic of South Africa.
After he became president in 2018, he appointed former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke to lead the SADC Facilitation Team to Lesotho.
The Multi stakeholder National Dialogue Plenary II that began on Monday and ends on Wednesday is an important milestone in the reforms process of Lesotho.

 


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It will mark the end of the phase of consultations and negotiations on the reforms that are required. It will also be the beginning of a new phase of operationsation of the reforms under the guidance of the newly established National Reforms Authority (NRA).
Mr Ramaphosa will be accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, the Minister of State Security, Ayanda Dlodlo, and the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Candith Mashego-Dlamini.
 

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