Calls for peaceful elections in Lesotho

Pretoria: Cabinet has called for free and fair elections in Lesotho, said the Minister responsible for Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe.

“Cabinet reiterates the call by President Jacob Zuma for all parties in Lesotho to act in a manner that creates a climate conducive for the holding of elections that are peaceful, transparent, credible, and free and fair, thus reflecting the will of the people,” Minister Radebe said on Thursday during a post-Cabinet briefing.

The Basotho people will go to the polls on 28 February.

He said Cabinet has also expressed its confidence in the ongoing facilitation work of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Observer Mission to Lesotho under the leadership of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

“As part of the decisions of the SADC Troika Heads of State and Government, South Africa will play its part by leading and forming part of the SADC Election Observer Mission to the Kingdom of Lesotho,” Minister Radebe said.