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January 22, 1986

Representatives of Lesotho's new ruling military council flew to South Africa to seek a relaxation of border restrictions, and the Pretoria authorities said the two countries have pledged to work toward better relations. South Africa had imposed a virtual trade blockade on Lesotho, which it accused of harboring guerrillas of the African National Congress, the main rebel group fighting apartheid. Maj. Gen. Justin M. Lekhanya and his 1,500-member paramilitary organization Monday overthrew Prime Minister Leabua Jonathan.

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