LESOTHO: South Africa refuses Lesotho entry
Never mind that Lesotho is in South Africs. Although, and this is plausible. Maybe they moved the country of Lesotho out of South Africa?
Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Maseru, Lesotho
South African border officials refuse to allow Lesotho taxis from entering SA with passengers and goods
MASERU, Lesotho, March 30, 2018/ — The Embassy has received information from the Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) and from local media reports stating that Maseru Bridge Border crossing will be closed on Monday April 2 due to protest by Lesotho taxi companies.There are reports that South African border officials refuse to allow Lesotho taxis from entering SA with passengers and goods. The Lesotho taxi drivers are protesting by parking their cars across the Maseru Bridge and blocking both incoming and outgoing traffic.
The LMPS has also confirmed that a group has been permitted to conduct a protest march at the Setsoto National Stadium, on April 2 at 9:00 AM. They will proceed along Airport Road until they join the Main North 1 at Goodrich to the Cathedral Circle. They will then proceed onto Mpilo Road, and end at the Moshoeshoe 1 Statue.
The Maseru Urban Commander also stated the same procession will be held in the districts where the participants will proceed to the District Administrator’s offices.
The protest/border closure is anticipated to be peaceful, but will significantly affect traffic in the area. It will also most likely affect the wait times at other nearby border posts as traffic diverts to other border crossings locations. There may be increased police presence at the Maseru Bridge border and Sesoto Stadium area to ensure the protest remains peaceful.
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Distributed by APO Group on behalf of U.S. Embassy in Lesotho.
U.S. Embassy in Lesotho
March 30, 2018 at 12:23PM