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Prime Minister donates M12m to soldiers



MASERU – PRIME Minister Sam Matekane had donated 12 million to the LDF soldiers who are battling the insurancy in Mozambique.

The soldiers were never paid while in Mozambique due to the financial crisis in the government.

It was only this week when the prime Ministers office announced that he had decided to donate 12 million to them
This was disclosed by the prime Ministers spokesman Thapelo Mabote who was the donation comes from the prime Ministers pocket .

He said most soldiers families usually wrote letters to the government asking for help.

He some soldiers are even sinking in debts as they had to return from Mozambique to come and apply for bank loans,” the situation touched the prime Ministers emotions and he decided to extent a hand and help them”.

Meanwhile, the first battalion that was sent have since returned and the other one was sent to replace it last year to battle the Islamic state insurgents.

The Islamic State-linked insurgents have been terrorising the Mozambique northern region of Cabo Delgado since 2017, causing a humanitarian crisis that has left hundreds dead, thousands facing food shortages and over a million displaced.

The insurgency has intensified since the beginning of the year and SADC resolved to send soldiers to put the situation under control.

Nkheli Liphoto

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