Lesotho Defence Force has received a new helicopter

The Lesotho Defence Force has taken delivery of an H125 light helicopter, and inaugurated an upgraded runway at Mejametalana Airbase.

The helicopter was commissioned by Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki on 14 October after it was acquired from Airbus Helicopters Southern Africa and named Litsebe after a mountain in the Berea area.

The Lesotho News Agency reported Acting LDF Commander, Major General Lineo Poopa, as saying the helicopter would help address the issue of stock theft, especially around the Drakensberg mountain range. It would also be used to move educational and electoral material and assist in providing healthcare services.

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