The regional development community, SADC, plans to send a South African-led observation mission to Lesotho for three months to ensure peace and stability, eNCA reported.

“For now we are very confident that this summit will help us to move forward on a number of issues,” said Zuma, opening the meeting, “One of the current issues of course is the current situation in the kingdom of Lesotho,”.

On August 30, an attempted coup by renegade general Tlali Kamoli saw the military assault several police stations, prompting the prime minister to flee the country.

“Part of the reason I am saying we are optimistic,” says Zuma, “is because we want Lesotho to get back to normalcy as soon as possible.”