An assessment of South Africa's role in conflict management, peace and stability in the Kingdom of Lesotho (1993-2014)
Chapanyi, Folefac Helen
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Post-apartheid South Africa emerged at a time when the southern region was going through violence conflicts with implication for economic and political development. South being a part of the hegemony in the sub region could not remain silence of the political instability facing its neighbours. The purpose of this research was to access South Africa role in conflict management peace and stability in the southern African region with a focus on Lesotho 1993-2014. It examine the causes of instability and the effects of South African to ensure stability in Lesotho and the region at large The research is an empirical study which employs a Qualitative Research Methodology. Data was collected from primary and secondary sources. In seeking to understand why since independent Lesotho have not experience stability. The research has found out that recent effort to promote peace and stability through policy and negotiation arrangement signed by conflicting parties and the government of Lesotho has been thwarted by severe deficiency such as corruption, politics of cultures, election rigging and the lack of mechanism for enforcing legislatures. This paper has made recommendation of what the Lesotho government needs to do in order to avoid political upheaval in the contemporary Basotho society.
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