South Africa condemns apparent coup by army in Lesotho

by Reuters
Saturday, 30 August 2014 13:52 GMT

PRETORIA, Aug 30 (Reuters) - South Africa said on Saturday Lesotho's army appeared to have staged a coup d'etat and added that an unconstitutional change of government would not be tolerated by the region.

"By all accounts the actions of the Lesotho defence force bear the hallmarks of a coup d'etat," South African Foreign Ministry Spokesman Clayson Monyela told reporters.