Frans Baleni, the secretary general of the ANC-aligned National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), on Wednesday said sombre talks about Lesotho becoming part of the bigger South Africa should be kick-started.
“The developments in Lesotho are of concern,” Fin24 quoted Baleni as saying. He reportedly told a press conference in Johannesburg that a large number of NUM supporters had urged the union to call on the government to return the country to stability.
Most the members that have been calling for this action are those that come from Lesotho.
South Africa’s apartheid governments had allowed mining companies to recruit cheap labour from Lesotho and other poor neighbours of Africa’s most advanced economy.