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SA warns Lesotho

Lesotho's Parliament was suspended by the prime minister with the blessing of the king.

Lesotho’s coalition government is on the brink of collapse. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has sent another stern warning to Lesotho that it will not tolerate political instability in the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) region following the suspension of the country's Parliament.

Lesotho's coalition government is on the brink of collapse and its understood emergency talks between the three major parties are currently being mediated by the Christian Council in the capital Maseru.

The Parliament was suspended by the prime minister with the blessing of the king.

South Africa's Head of Public Diplomacy, Clayson Monyela, says government is particularly concerned over movements by the Lesotho Defence Force in the capital.

"We won't tolerate any unconstitutional change of government in the region, especially in the Sadc. The Sadc is known as the zone of peace, stability and development and therefore no neighbouring country will be allowed to go the route of instability."