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After days and weeks of to-ing and fro-ing, on January 20, 1986, leaders of the Lesotho Paramilitary Force overthrew Prime Minister Dr Leabua Jonathan’s government and ended the tyranny that had begun in 1970 and had become even more brutal over the years, particularly after 1979. The coup was met with two reactions. On the one hand, some of those who were in power at the time cried foul and complained that the paramilitary had no business meddling in politics. The most known complaint of the time was that those who had staged the coup had betrayed the Prime Minister.

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