The Prime Minister Thomas Thabani is back in Lesotho and the South African police are ensuring that the situation is stable in the country. Yesterday seriously armed members of the Special Task Force accompanied the Minister safely back into his country from South Africa.
The South African Police Service will remain in the country for a while until the situation calms down.
Thabane and his officials fled Lesotho on Friday night, hours before military units took over police stations with armoured vehicles, killing one policeman and wounding nine.
The Prime Minister’s assistant police commissioner, Lehloka Maphatsoe, confirmed that the minister arrived safe.
“We learnt that he is back home and we communicated to the public,” said Maphatsoe.
Lesotho has experienced a number of military coups in 1966 – soon after gaining independence from Britain.