Media ordered out of Parliament Press Gallery in Lesotho

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1st March, 2017

With the parliament of Lesotho starts deliberation on a motion of no confidence in the Government of Lesotho this afternoon, the media has been moved out from the press gallery. According to journalists at the parliament, a police officer ordered them to the public gallery arguing that media accreditation issued exceed the press gallery’s capacity. In the public gallery the journalists observed that they were mixed with members of the security institutions and civil service official.

On the 27th February 2017, two members of the parliament, P. T. Lehloenya and T. S. Rapapa filled a motion that;

“this Hounarable House has no confidence on the 2nd Coalition Government of Lesotho led by Rt. Hounarable the Prime Minister Dr. Pakalitha Mosisili and that this honourable house beg leave to urge His Majesty the King to appoint Hounarable Monyane moleleki member of Machache as a next Prime Minister”

/ENDS/

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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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