Lesotho Government And Opposition Sign Agreement To Open Parliament

President Cyril Ramaphosa met with Lesotho’s prime minister Tom Thabane on 4 July 2019.
President Cyril Ramaphosa met with Lesotho’s prime minister Tom Thabane on 4 July 2019. Picture: @PresidencyZA/Twitter.

Government and the opposition in Lesotho on Thursday signed an agreement to open Parliament to legislative reforms.

But the opposition was not making guarantees about the motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Tom Thabane.

The agreement was signed during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s visit to the mountain kingdom.

The leader of opposition in Parliament Mathibeli Mokhothu said they would adhere to Southern African Development Community (SADC) conditions for the reforms to be concluded.

“The motion of no confidence will be there in Parliament, but the order is the enactment of these structures pertaining to the reforms, but we cannot hold the country as a democracy at ransom because of reforms,” Mokhothu said.

EWN