Ramaphosa on the brink of Lesotho peace accord
Cyril Ramaphosa has negotiated a pension and a partial amnesty from prosecution for Tlali Kamoli.
- Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa
- Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane
- Attempted coup in Lesotho
- Lesotho parliament
- Lesotho elections
- Lesotho Defence Force
- Lesotho Parliament suspended
- Lesotho Public Service Minister Motloheloa Phooko
- Lesotho prime ministers body guards to be increased
- Lesotho to hold elections two years early
JOHANNESBURG - Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa appeared to have brokered the end to the mutiny of a renegade general who has been blamed for an abortive coup attempt in Lesotho at the end of August.
Prime Minister Thomas Thabane maintained the standoff with Tlali Kamoli, who's protected by a few loyal Special Forces members, made it too dangerous to recall Parliament.
For some time now, it has been about the money.
Officials at a regional summit on Lesotho in Pretoria last month were saying General Kamoli would stand down in exchange for two years' salary and a diplomatic posting.
In the end, Ramaphosa negotiated a pension and a partial amnesty from prosecution for the general.
This could leave him facing charges of murder for the policeman killed during the 30 August coup, but not being tried for high treason.