The Troika meeting – involving presidents of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana – will be preceded by the deployment of the SADC Electoral Observer Mission, on Tuesday, in Maseru, as part of preparations for the forthcoming elections of 28 February.
This was announced by Deputy President Ramaphosa on the conclusion of his working visit to Maseru on Saturday.
While in Lesotho, Deputy President Ramaphosa met with various role players, including King Letsie III, and Prime Minister Tom Thabane.
He expressed his satisfaction with the levels of preparations for the forthcoming elections as organised by Lesotho’s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).
This view was also expressed by the SADC Electoral Advisory Council which had recently visited the country to assess the readiness for the holding of elections.