Maseru, Oct.15 — Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) on Sunday bid farewell to the third contingent of 120 troops to Mozambique under the Southern African Development Community Mission in Mozambique (SAMIM) at the event held at Ratjomose barracks.
The event started with a march from Makoanyane barracks to Ratjomose Barracks.
The contingent / battalion which can leave any time today or Monday is headed by Lieutenant Colonel Tšeliso Serobanyane who was handed the national flag by the LDF Commander Lieutenant General Mojalefa Letsoela.
In his remarks Lt. Gen. Letsoela said that the flag in the army has a long history in wars which were fought before this one in Mozambique. He said that they should look at the flag with mercy, love and sacrifice saying that it is unique compared to others, especially with the Basotho hat which he said symbolizes their identity.