Johannesburg - President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa undertook a working visit to the Kingdom of Lesotho on Wednesday 27 November 2019 at the invitation of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to attend the closing ceremony of the Multistakeholder National Dialogue Plenary II.
President Ramaphosa was expected to engage with, among others, political parties and civil society groupings.
The President was invited to attend the closing ceremony of the Multistakeholder National Dialogue Plenary II in his capacity as the SADC Facilitator to Lesotho.
He was appointed the Southern African Development Community (SADC) facilitator to Lesotho in September 2014 when he held the position of Deputy President of South Africa.
After assuming the position of SA president, Ramaphosa appointed former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke to lead the SADC facilitation team to Lesotho.
The Multistakeholder National Dialogue Plenary II, from 25 to 27 November 2019, is a very important milestone in the reforms process of Lesotho.
It marks the end of the phase of consultations and negotiations on the reforms that are required. It is also the beginning of a new phase of the operationalisation of reforms under the guidance of the newly established National Reforms Authority.
Ramaphosa was accompanied by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, the Minister of State Security, Ayanda Dlodlo, and the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Candith Mashego-Dlamini.