Thursday, September 24, 1998 Published at 12:34 GMT 13:34 UK
Mandela defends Lesotho intervention
South African reinforcements are scheduled to stay until the situation resolved
President Nelson Mandela is continuing to defend South Africa's controversial military intervention in Lesotho.
Mr Mandela's position has been strengthened by support from Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
South African troops received orders to shoot to kill if necessary, but that has only united people in Lesotho against them.
On Thursday, a measure of calm returned to the burned-out capital despite sporadic shooting and looting.
More than 100 British citizens were also flown out of the country to escape the dangers.
The opposition complained that May's general election, which gave the ruling Congress for Democracy 79 out of 80 seats, was illegal.
Earlier in September, 15 senior officers fled Lesotho for South Africa. They had been arrested by junior ranks and forced to resign in a disagreement over military intervention to end six weeks of unrest in the capital.