Lesotho`s Public Service minister says he is acting premier after `coup`

Lesotho`s minister of public service, Motloheloa Phooko, told AFP on Monday that he was the country`s acting prime minister, after the elected premier fled the country amid an apparent coup.

Maseru: Lesotho`s minister of public service, Motloheloa Phooko, told AFP on Monday that he was the country`s acting prime minister, after the elected premier fled the country amid an apparent coup.

"I am acting prime minister," the minister said from Maseru, citing "cabinet protocol" for his appointment while the prime minister and deputy prime minister are in South Africa.  

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