Lesotho has experienced political instability for the past four decades and the country has pinned its hope on this year’s election to end the turmoil. In March this year, the country was plunged into a fresh political crisis after Parliament passed a vote of no-confidence on Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili and later dissolved. Two years ago, the Kingdom of Lesotho was again in crisis following the ouster of former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s All Basotho Congress.
The King is a constitutional monarch who plays mainly a ceremonial role in the landlocked southern Africa country.
Top government sources told NewsDay yesterday that the Lesotho leader’s four-day State visit on Mugabe, was an election management consultative indaba.