US diplomatic row with SA over Madonsela

Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe has raised American hackles claiming that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is a CIA plant. A statement from the US Embassy in Pretoria indicates the remarks have sparked a diplomatic incident. Embassy spokesman John Hillmeyer says in a statement this morning that the US categorically rejects the baseless and offensive accusation […]

Lesotho needs outside help to curb renegade general

Lesotho’s army commander’s calling for help from neighbouring states to bring to heel a rebel general who masterminded a coup attempt last month. The commander says Deputy Prime Minister Mothejoa Metsing is clearly one of the politicians supporting the unconstitutional overthrow bid against Prime Minister Thomas Thabane. Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahoe says military action against […]