The Lesotho government has confirmed “several” of its SA-based diplomats had been expelled from the country for “illicit trade in duty-free alcohol”. Times Live reports that in a statement released on Thursday, the Lesotho foreign affairs and international relations ministry said the diplomats had been declared persona non grata and had been given 72 hours to leave the country. n its statement, the Lesotho government said it was disappointed and embarrassed by the alleged actions of the diplomats, and that they would face disciplinary action once they returned to the country.