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Zuma to convene SADC summit after tensions in Lesotho

Lesotho's defence force chief lieutenant-general Khoantle Motsomotso was assassinated last week.

SADC flags in Pretoria. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - President Jacob Zuma will convene a SADC double troika summit in Pretoria on Friday following the recent political tensions in Lesotho.

The country's defence force chief lieutenant-general Khoantle Motsomotso was assassinated last week by a former army officer who had recently been fired.

Zuma will be joined by the presidents of Swaziland, Angola, Tanzania and Namibia.

The Presidency's Bongani Ngqulunga said: “The summit will be briefed on the report of the ministerial fact-finding mission to the Kingdom of Lesotho in order to chart a way forward on the necessary support to the Kingdom of Lesotho.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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