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Ramaphosa pleased with Lesotho on parties’ signing of reform agreement

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South Africa's deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (Photo credit: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

As the SADC facilitator on the national reform process in Lesotho, President Cyril Ramaphosa managed to oversee political parties in Lesotho signing an agreement to establish a statutory National Legislative Reform Authority that will co-ordinate the national reforms process in the kingdom.

Ramaphosa said the signing process which took place on Thursday was a breakthrough for Lesotho as he called the signing a historic milestone for the Kingdom.

It is believed that the reform authority will be constituted in terms of an act of parliament, which will guide the country in implementing constitutional governance, security and media reforms.

“The Basotho people can celebrate the convergence of consensus that has led to this historic agreement and has built a strong foundation for reforms to go ahead,” said Ramaphosa.

Lesotho Prime Minister Thom Thabane assured Ramaphosa that the Lesotho coalition government was a commitment to implementing constitutional, security and other reforms facilitated by SADC.

Ramaphosa is expected to give latest developments to the SADC Heads of State meeting which will take place in August, in Tanzania where the region’s leaders will also assess progress in constitutional and security reforms.

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