Lesotho Army

Lesotho's Minister of Defence Tseliso Mokhosi has allayed widespread fears that the arrests of members of the army and the take over of the main Central Prison in the capital Maseru are signs that there is a security crisis in the country. This after the Leader of Opposition and former Prime Minister Tom Thabane fled the country saying he fears for his life. Mokhosi told parliament that the detained members of the Army are suspected of mutiny, and civilians will not be affected by processes to investigate and prosecute them.