The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

  1. congratulates the inauguration of newly elected Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, Samuel Ntsokoane Matekane, in Maseru on Friday, 28 October 2022,
  2. notes that Matekane was elected following elections that took place in Lesotho in early October 2022, where he won 56 of the 79 constituencies,
  3. recalls that the Kingdom of Lesotho provided shelter and support to South African liberation movement in the fight against apartheid,
  4. recognises that the relations between the two countries are based on shared language, history, and culture,
  5. understands that the Kingdom of Lesotho had undergone a difficult path towards the restoration of peace, security and stability over the past eight years
  6. commends the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho for their determination to forge a stable and peaceful country;
  7.  welcomes the commitment of the government of the Kingdom of Lesotho to give prioritisation to the issue of justice and reconciliation; and
  8. wishes Prime Minister Samuel Ntsokoane Matekane much success in his new position of responsibility.