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Military general Tlali Kamoli blamed for Lesotho turmoil

Reports indicate that lawyers, media and politicians have all fled the kingdom.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arriving at Moshoeshoe 1 International Airport in the Kingdom of Lesotho on 30 June 2015 ahead of peace talks. Picture: GCIS.

JOHANNESBURG - The leader of the Basotho National Party Khusela Maseribane said he has fled Lesotho with a number of other political leaders and members of the media amidst a dangerous security situation.

Maseribane has warned that the situation could further deteriorate due to military general Tlali Kamoli, who he said is implicated in the murder of another commander last week.

President Jacob Zuma has sent deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa to address the security situation in in the mountain Kingdom, which he described as potentially explosive.

Maseribane said mass protests are being organised to oppose Kamoli's actions.

"This could lead that direction where you could that people are just holding themselves. There is going to be a huge mass protest that is been organised by the NGOs. Even the lawyers have fled Lesotho, the justice system feels threatened, the whole country feels threatened by this gentleman called Kamoli.

Ramaphosa made frequent trips to Lesotho last year, where he was tasked with the role to broker a deal between the then government under Thomas Thabane, who had also fled the country following a coup that forced him to seek shelter in South Africa.