What next for Lesotho?

South Africans woke up on Saturday morning to the news that a coup d’état was taking place in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho, with the country’s prime minister fleeing in fear for his safety. While the news came as a surprised to many South Africans, the ongoing power struggle between Prime Minister Thabane and Deputy Prime Minister Metsing that led to the suspension of Parliament this year provide the backdrop to the recent coup.

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