Lesotho editor shot, ‘reportedly stable’ in hospital

BILL SNADDON

Lloyd Mutungamiri, an editor of two newspapers in the tiny southern African nation of Lesotho, has been shot. He is “reportedly stable” in hospital.

The editor of the Lesotho Times and the Sunday Express “was attacked and shot at his place this night [July 9] around 23:45hrs by unknown men”, wrote journalist and free speech activist Tsebo Mats’asa onTwitter.

photo from Lesotho Daily News facebook pageSource: Lesotho Daily News

Mats’asa, director of Lesotho’s Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Lesotho), also released a statement with more information.

“Lloyd was from his office [when he was shot] aftercompleting the Sunday Express issue which is a sister newspaper for Lesotho Times,” reads the MISA-Lesotho statement.

“He is still in hospital [and]reportedly stable though under security. Members of the public and his colleagues were not allowed tosee him for security reasons at noon today [July 10].”

Keiso Mohloboli, a journalist with the Lesotho Times and Sunday express, told…

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The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Lesotho chapter is a non-governmental, non-profit making, member-driven organization which is associated with institutions and individuals with specific interest in media issues, with the exception of members of disciplined forces and political parties.

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