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Published: Saturday August 30, 2014 MYT 11:05:04 PM
Updated: Saturday August 30, 2014 MYT 11:06:05 PM

South Africa condemns apparent coup by army in Lesotho

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa said on Saturday Lesotho's army appeared to have staged a coup d'etat and added that an unconstitutional change of government would not be tolerated by the region.

"By all accounts the actions of the Lesotho defence force bear the hallmarks of a coup d'etat," South African Foreign Ministry Spokesman Clayson Monyela told reporters.

(Reporting by Helen Nyambura; Writing by Joe Brock; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)

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