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AU calls for investigation on assassination of army general

AU calls for investigation on assassination of army general

Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat has condemned the killing of army commander, Lieutenant General Khoantle Motso-Motso.
The chairperson, in his press release expressed deep concern over what he called the potentially destabilizing consequences of the act on the peace that Lesotho enjoys, following a successful conduct of democratic elections.
Mahamat further expressed great concern at the fact that this gruesome incident takes place hardly two years after the assassination of Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao in June 2015, further calling on the parties in the kingdom to resolve political differences through peaceful means, within the Framework of the country’s institution.
He also called for calm and restraint, and urged the government to institute an investigation into this matter, and Southern African Development Community (SADC) to engage the Lesotho government to explore ways and means of resolving all outstanding issues, including, but not limited to the implementation of the recommendations of the SADC Commission of Inquiry that was established after Mahao’s killing.
He extended his heartfelt condolences to the Commander’s family, the government and the people of Lesotho.
Meanwhile, SADC fact finding mission has left Lesotho on Friday morning after consultations with stakeholders to get to the root of what transpired on the fateful day when Motso-Motso was allegedly killed by his sub-ordinates after allegedly accusing him of betraying and selling them to the police.
The incident followed an order from the Commander to have suspects in the killing of Lisebo Tang taken to the police as part of implementation of the SADC decisions.
Tang was shot multiple wounds, reportedly by soldiers in 2014 while her boyfriend was badly injured for parking next to former Commander Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli’s Leqele home.
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