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Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force
Lieutenant general Mojalefa Letsoela

since 23 January 2018
Reports to Minister of Defence
Appointer Government of Lesotho

The Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force is the professional head of the Defence Force. He is responsible for the administration and the operational control of the Lesotho military.

List of chiefs[]

Commander Took office Left office Time in office Defence branch Ref
Tlali Kamoli
Kamoli, TlaliLieutenant general Tlali Kamoli201229 August 20141–2 years Lesotho Army[1]
Maaparankoe Mahao
Mahao, MaaparankoeLieutenant general Maaparankoe Mahao
29 August 2014February 20150–1 years Lesotho Army[1]
Tlali Kamoli
Kamoli, TlaliLieutenant general Tlali KamoliFebruary 2015December 20160–1 years Lesotho Army[1][2][3]
Khoantle Motsomotso
Motsomotso, KhoantleLieutenant general Khoantle Motsomotso
December 20165 September 2017 †0–1 years Lesotho Army[4]
Lineo Poopa
Poopa, LineoMajor general Lineo Poopa (Acting)5 September 201723 January 20180–1 years Lesotho Army[4]
Mojalefa Letsoela
Letsoela, MojalefaLieutenant general Mojalefa Letsoela23 January 2018Incumbent2–3 years Lesotho Air Force[3][4]

See also[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Peta, Basildon (13 October 2017). Ex-LDF chief Kamoli faces police interrogation. Pretoria News. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  2. Army chief steps down after negotiations with the government. Economist Intelligence Unit. Published 10 November 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "New Army Chief Speaks". 9 February 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2019. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Govt appoints new army commander. Lesotho Times. Published 27 January 2018.

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