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March 11, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
King Moshoeshoe II, stripped of authority over his tiny mountain kingdom, left for temporary exile in Britain on Saturday after refusing to endorse the actions of Lesotho's military ruler in a recent power struggle. Maj. Gen. Justin Lekhanya said in a radio broadcast that he had asked Moshoeshoe, 51, to take "a brief sabbatical in the United Kingdom, which would allow ample opportunity for reflection."
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March 11, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
King Moshoeshoe II, stripped of authority over his tiny mountain kingdom, left for temporary exile in Britain on Saturday after refusing to endorse the actions of Lesotho's military ruler in a recent power struggle. Maj. Gen. Justin Lekhanya said in a radio broadcast that he had asked Moshoeshoe, 51, to take "a brief sabbatical in the United Kingdom, which would allow ample opportunity for reflection."
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January 28, 1986
Lesotho's King Moshoeshoe II swore in a new Cabinet headed by Maj. Gen. Justin Lekhanya, the military officer who overthrew the government of Prime Minister Leabua Jonathan a week earlier. Lekhanya is chairman of the council of ministers and of a six-man military council exercising power in the name of the king. The coup followed a virtual blockade by South Africa, which accused Lesotho of harboring guerrillas of the African National Congress.
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February 20, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lesotho's military ruler, Maj. Gen. Justin Metsing Lekhanya, appeared to be in full control of the small southern African nation after a day of upheaval and confusion. Information Minister Vincent Malebo told a news conference in Maseru that Lekhanya will soon announce some government changes, but he gave no details. Earlier, the offices of the ruling six-member Military Council, headed by Lekhanya, were ringed by heavily armed troops and armored vehicles for about an hour.
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January 25, 1986 | From Reuters
This small kingdom's new Military Council was sworn in at the royal palace Friday, and at least 60 members of the African National Congress guerrilla group were deported in a bid to remove strains with neighboring South Africa. Maj. Gen. Justin Lekhanya, head of Lesotho's 1,500-man paramilitary force and the man who overthrew the autocratic prime minister, Chief Leabua Jonathan, on Monday, took the oath of office as chairman of the new six-member council.
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April 11, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Former Prime Minister Leabua Jonathan, who led this nation for 20 years before his ouster last year in a military coup, will be buried next week at his farm, his family has announced. Jonathan, who ruled this tiny mountain kingdom surrounded by South Africa, was 73 when he died last Sunday of stomach cancer. He had flown from Lesotho to South Africa two days earlier, reportedly en route to London for treatment, but was taken instead to the H. F. Verwoerd Hospital in Pretoria.
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May 1, 1991 | Times Wire Services
The military leader of the southern African kingdom of Lesotho was ousted in an army coup Tuesday, and diplomats said he was replaced by a colonel from the ruling Military Council. Radio Lesotho said that Maj. Gen. Justin M. Lekhanya was arrested Tuesday morning. He later announced his resignation in a quavering voice over the radio. Diplomats said the army had chosen Col. Elias Ramaema to replace him.
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January 17, 1986 | Associated Press
Armed police patrolled an affluent Asian school Thursday, witnesses said, forcing students to attend class and perhaps signaling a tougher attitude toward boycotts that white authorities see as a catalyst of anti-apartheid protest and violence. The action at Rylands High School near Cape Town was the first time in 16 months of unrest that police and soldiers acted to make sure classes were held.
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January 19, 1986 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
A military mutiny was crushed Saturday in the small mountain kingdom of Lesotho after two days of clashes that left at least four people dead, government officials in the capital of Maseru said. Desmond Sixishe, Lesotho's information minister, said by phone from Maseru that 35 soldiers from the 3,000-member paramilitary force that serves as the country's army, had rebelled and fought back when other troops sought to disarm them.
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