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Aug. 7, 2021

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Majoro inspects guard of honour to Mozambique

Majoro inspects guard of honour to Mozambique

Prime Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro

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PRIME Minister Dr Moeketsi Majoro says the SADC region is faced with transitional organised crime syndicates that have intensified their operations throughout southern Africa.

This he said on when inspecting a guard of honour that is bound for Mozambique to offer military aid against armed terrorist acts.
Dr Majoro said cases of brutal killings in Lesotho are taking another direction and need serious attention.
“Taking vow to go out there to fly the Lesotho's flag high is not as easy as one would think, and because Lesotho has  also agreed to participate in bringing stability in Mozambique, you have sacrificed your lives for the region as well,' he said.
Lesotho, he said has agreed to offer assistance in Mozambique, as Lesotho has also sought help from SADC in the past.
Dr Majoro wished them luck throughout this difficult time when they have to leave their families behind, and do as mandated by SADC.

For his part, the Minister of Defence Halebonoe Setsábi also shared similar sentiments that Lesotho is determined to give full support to the LDF.

He said they need to stay morally strong and prepared in order to deliver what is expected of them.

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Speaking at the same event, army chief, Lieutenant General Mojalefa Letsoela said the LDF was mandated by SADC to assist in Mozambique where since October 2017, there has never been peace.

The main duties of the army, he said is to enforce peace and restore it, adding that has to be done forcefully.

The Task Organised Company Gen Letsoela said was supposed to have left on Wednesday but due to delays, it left over the weekend.
The company he said entails 125 members with multi-dimensional skills. He said the company is scheduled to remain in Mozambique for 90 day, focusing on peace enforcement while preparing for another Task Organised Company that will deal with restoration of peace. LeNA

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