Southern African Leaders Call for Lesotho Opposition to Return

The South African Development Community urged Lesotho’s opposition party leaders in exile to return to the country by the end of August to assist in ending a political crisis.

Leaders of the grouping called on the Lesotho government to help set up a detailed plan to ensure stability in the landlocked nation, the SADC said in an e-mailed statement after a meeting in Gaborone, Botswana’s capital.

SADC had appointed South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa after political instability worsened following a disputed election last year and the killing of a former defense chief.

— With assistance by Gordon Bell

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