DC, LCD deal revealed
By thabo On 16 Jun, 2014 At 01:28 PM | Categorized As Local, News | With 2 Comments

LCD to maintain current ministries, while DC gets remainder. BBDP, BCP and LPC would also be part of government 

Bongiwe Zihlangu

FROM LEFT: LCD leader Mothetjoa Metsing, DC leader Pakalitha Mosisili, LPC deputy leader Molahlehi Letlotlo, BCP leader Thulo Mahlakeng and BBDP leader Jeremane Ramathebane at a press conference announcing the new alliance on Friday.

FROM LEFT: LCD leader Mothetjoa Metsing, DC leader Pakalitha Mosisili, LPC deputy leader Molahlehi Letlotlo, BCP leader Thulo Mahlakeng
and BBDP leader Jeremane Ramathebane at a press conference announcing the new alliance on Friday.

The Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) would maintain its current share of ministries while the Democratic Congress (DC) gets the remaining departments under an agreement to form a coalition government the two parties have entered into, the Sunday Express can reveal.

According to a confidential, eight-page document signed by DC leader Pakalitha Mosisili and his LCD counterpart Mothetjoa Metsing on Wednesday — a copy of which the Sunday Express has managed to obtain — the Basotho Batho Democratic Congress (BBDP), Basotho Congress for Democracy (BCP) and Lesotho People’s Congress (LPC) would also be allocated ministerial posts in the new government.

The document further states Dr Mosisili would be the prime minister, and Mr Metsing his deputy, while both leaders would not hold any ministerial posts “in order to have a full and contemporaneous overview of the business of government”.

The agreement — sealed just a day after His Majesty King Letsie III signed Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s request to prorogue (suspend) parliament for nine months — states the LCD would keep the ministries it controls under the present government “and the remaining ministries shall lie with the DC”.

According to the agreement, the DC, which has 48 seats in parliament, would then allocate some ministerial/deputy-ministerial posts to the BBDP, BCP and LPC.
However, the agreement adds the prime minister and deputy prime minister would not hold any cabinet posts “but shall be the overseers of government and its performance”.
“The general principle in this regard is that the prime minister and deputy prime minister should have a full and contemporaneous overview of the business of government.
“The responsibility of the allocation of ministerial positions shall lie with the prime minister and deputy prime minister, guided by considerations of fairness, effectiveness of government, and reconciliatory factors that are needed for the purpose of nation-building.”

Meanwhile, on the evening of the same day that the agreement was signed, Mr Metsing held a press conference at Black Swan lodge, where he lambasted Dr Thabane, accusing him of despising the coalition government, thus “pushing the LCD to the edge”.

Mr Metsing further said the LCD was yet to court other parties to form a coalition government, but based on the date on which the agreement with the DC was signed, he apparently failed to mention he had already “sealed the deal” with Dr Mosisili.

In June 2012, the LCD, Dr Thabane’s All Basotho Convention (ABC) and Chief Thesele ‘Maseribane’s Basotho National Party (BNP), cobbled up their seats to come up with the constitutionally required 61 seats to form a coalition government, thus effectively ending Dr Mosisili’s 15-year tenure as Lesotho’s premier.

However, the LCD/DC agreement states that the two parties have resolved to form a coalition government because “the two years of the existing Government of a Coalition of Parties, has been a comedy of errors from the day the coalition was being negotiated”.

Article 7 of the agreement, which addresses how the coalition will be monitored, states the prime minister, together with the deputy, “shall establish a Coalition Committee which will oversee the operation of the coalition, supported by a Cabinet Secretariat”.
“It will be co-chaired by the prime minister and deputy prime minister, and shall have equal members drawn from each party.”
On the responsibilities of the different parties, Article 8 (8.1) of the agreement says the parties shall spare no effort in making sure their followers and
political structures “respect this agreement”.
“The terms of this agreement shall immediately be communicated to the nation through rallies, radio, television, print, electronic and other media,” Section 8.1 of the agreement adds.

Article 9 of the agreement under “collaboration” further underscores the prime minister and his deputy, “may jointly decide to collaborate with political parties that are outside of this agreement as they may deem appropriate”.
The two parties again agree to revisit the agreement “when necessary” in Article 10 of the pact.
“This agreement shall be revisited and reviewed by representatives of the parties (DC and LCD), as and when necessary, in line with contemporary experience and exigencies of governance,” the agreement says.
Both Dr Mosisili and Mr Metsing would not field questions from journalists when they held a press conference to announce their partnership on Friday.

Meanwhile, highly-placed sources told the Sunday Express the two leaders have already sent a copy of the agreement to the Office of His Majesty King Letsie III, as a way of informing him of the intention of the two parties to form a coalition government.
Contacted last night for comment, the King’s Senior Private Secretary, Mabotse Lerotholi said: “I found the letter from the LCD and DC at my office during the visit of the Namibian President.
“It is just a letter, not an agreement. As for His Majesty, he has no knowledge of the existence of the letter and he will only get it on Monday as it arrived during his busy schedule that included the visit of the Namibian President.”

 

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  1. BkC says:

    Litaba tsa Lesotho ekare ke lilotho!

    Yesterdays sworn enemies have agreed to kiss, scratch and kiss again! This is very worrying!

    The most critical question that comes to play becomes,’have they been able to overcome the Personality issues’ that led to their falling out of love! I believe the Nation is entitled to an explanation here!

    Where there is no such explanation, what guarantee exists that such a fall out will not occur in the near future!

    Another question is what is the principle being followed here!

    The last one is,’Is the Basotho Nation just expected to join the party of another kiss and scratch affair’ with no due to what it contains for them!

    Politics have become not just a game by idiots but for greed in Lesotho.

    What we need is a fundamental change in this country driven by the real aspirations of the Nation.

    The only gateway to the above is a National dialogue that will draw what represents the real development aspirations of the Nation where the powers that be are going to be held accountable!

    Otherwise, this changing of Political paradigms is just a comouflage for People whose real interest lies in the National ‘purse’!

  2. Bram says:

    Metsing has never been a leader, and it seems also that he is in no journey to even learn as he is a spineless whining snake, who is trying to figure out what politics really is. What really disgusts me is his habit of always talking prayer but not practicing it. I hope LCD followers realize it before LCD breaks apart again.

  3. kabello says:

    This motherfuckers don’t no politics they are eating our taxes money

  4. Leronti says:

    PRAY FOR THE FREEDOM OF LESOTHO

    The mountain kingdom of Lesotho, an enclave in the Republic of South Africa, will be heading for elections towards on 26 May and these are set to be the most crucial elections in the history of the tiny nation.

    For a country with the motto; Khotso, Pula, Nala, translating to Peace, Rain and Prosperity, neither of the words apply to the tiny nation. The motto is a far-cry to what Lesotho is today.
    The country is plagued by poverty, one of the highest HIV rates, one of the highest rates of corruption, one of the highest unemployment rates in the world, with more that 70% of the population not involved in the formal economy. Lesotho also has one of the poorest standards of living in the world. It has dropped considerably over the years to become inducted on the list of Least Developed Countries in the world as classified by the United Nations.

    Don’t allow this satanists to rule again!!!

    Over the past 15 or so years, Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili has presided over this impoverished country which has declined in economic status year-to-year since he took office.

    The poverty of Lesotho runs deep into socio-economic life and the landscape of Lesotho. The environment is in tatters, the gullies are caving deep, wild life is gone, agriculture is dead, Basotho are becoming poorer and everything is falling apart. How is it possible that a county surrounded by the richest country in Africa (South Africa) is one of the poorest country in the world?

    Travel to Lesotho and you will be surprised when an ordinary Mosotho tells you the source of all this strife, poverty and conflict- Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili. But is it not usual for frustrated citizens to vent their aggravation on the Leader? “Its different.” They would tell you. “With Lesotho, it’s different. Lesotho is under a satanic stronghold in the form of Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili.”

    “Thousands of Basotho are tired of suppression and strife and totally loathe Pakalitha Mosisili,” a source told me on my recent visit there.
    “But he keeps on winning because someone is voting for him,” I protested. “It means someone somewhere likes him”
    “Yes, but it’s not someone of this natural world,” said the source.

    “It’s a legion of spirits from the spiritual world, you don’t understand what were dealing with here. No ordinary human would understand.

    Pakalitha Mosisili signed a pact with satan in exchange for power and political supremacy. Thousands of people have died under his command, either directly or indirectly. The ultimate sacrifice was the death of his son, Maile Mosisili, whose killer has never been found. The boy was used as a Satanic sacrifice by his father, Pakalitha Mosisili himself. No ordinary politician will win elections until Basotho people stand up and pray for deliverance. Ballots won’t necessarily defeat him, it’s a united front- in prayer, against the dark forces that have taken hold of Lesotho because of its leader, Pakalitha Mosisili.”

    The man’s political career began in the 60’s when he joined the Basutoland Congress Party (BCP) in 1967. In 1993, he was elected to Parliament and became Minister of Education and Training, Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs, later renamed Ministry of Education and Manpower Development. In 1995 he became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister Responsible for Home Affairs and Local Government.

    In February, 1998 he was elected leader of the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD), which won the general elections in May of that year. The Right Honourable Pakaliltha Bethuel Mosisili, MP was sworn in as Prime Minister on 29 May 1998, a position he has held to date.

    Many say his rise to political prominence is a matter of controversy and mystery as there were better, long-serving candidates in the BCP party. For one, the then Deputy Prime Minister, Selometsi Baholo was assassinated in April 1994, an event which many suspect could have made way for Pakalitha Mosisili’s ascendency to the post of Deputy Prime Minister. The killers of Selometsi Baholo have never been found.

    In 1997, the ruling BCP split over leadership disputes. Prime Minister Ntsu Mokhehle formed a new party in parliament, the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD), and was followed by a majority of Members of Parliament. Many disputed the fact that the legally elected BCP party was unseated by the newly formed unelected party, LCD. Under controversial circumstances, Ntsu Mokhehle appointed Pakalitha Mosisili party leader, dissolved parliament and shortly thereafter, snap elections were held. The LCD won the general elections in 1998.

    The opposition political parties immediately rejected the results, citing vote rigging as the party was hardly ever known and had no support base. Opposition protests in the country intensified, culminating in a peaceful demonstration outside the royal palace in August 1998. Riots intensified after the SADC forces entered Maseru and the city burned down. Hundreds of people died during this time.

    Sometime in 1999, a man named Israel Manosa started to speak on CRFM, a catholic-based radio station based in Maseru claiming he had been delivered from the forces of darkness. He claimed to have been a devil worshipper and shocked the tiny nation with information about deep satanic activity happening in the country. He gave a background of how he joined, the satanic sacrifices and how he got to depend entirely on human flesh and human blood. He gave a whole lot of information about the dark spiritual side, but what shocked many is when he mentioned that Satanists and the spiritual world has influence on the country’s politics and who gets to be elected. Israel Manosa mentioned at that time that top members of the LCD political ruling party were members of dark secret satanic society and he stopped short of mentioning names on the public radio.

    Israel Manosa mentioned that another political party will be formed as a breakaway from LCD (ABC was later formed from LCD, led by Thomas Thabane). Thomas Thabane himself had been a member of BCP, the LCD and eventually formed ABC with some MP’s and ministers from LCD. In his recorded tape, Israel Manosa mentioned that another party would be formed that is purely Satanic and is mostly composed of members of the secret society. He also mentioned that if such a party is elected to Power, that country and its people will forever languish under strife, poverty, political unrest and assassinations.

    On April 28th, 2012, Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili formed Democratic Party (DC), a breakaway party from Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LDC), the party he had led since Ntsu Mokhehle’s times. The DC party was formed under more or less similar conditions Ntsu Mokhehle had formed LCD.

    Under exactly the same scenario, Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili formed a new party in Parliament and was followed by a Majority member’s of Parliament from the LCD. Just as it was the case with the legally elected BCP, the legally elected LCD lost power to the newly formed unelected party, DC. Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili was at the heart of controversy then and is still at the heart of controversy now.

    Many who took to heart Israel Manosa’s warnings believe the DC is the party he mentioned would be formed and had been conceived in the underworld by spiritual demonic powers, with Mosisili being at the helm of it all. Over the years, Mosisili’s political adversaries have fallen one by one, either dying in accidents, political assassinations or illness. Some have simply chickened-out in contest against him, the latest victim being Mothejoa Metsing, the current leader of LCD. Mothejoa Metsing failed at the last moment to declare a vote of no confidence against Mosisili as Prime Minister in 2012, and Mosisili once more emerged victorious. Members of the media have also fallen victim.
    The two individuals who were involved in interviewing the ex-satanist, Israel Manosa, have since died.

    Israel Manosa himself was imprisoned and has been languishing in jail since. In the Mid 2000’s, Pastor Daniel Lekhoaba of Harvest FM claimed to have evidence that Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili was a devil worshiper on radio and had participated in the murder of his son. Shortly afterwards, Pastor Daniel Lekhoaba died in what many saw as poisoning or drug overdose. It is alleged Pastor Lekhoaba’s doctor in Bloemfontein was either bribed by the government for millions to kill/give wrong prescription or overdose his client. Some allege the Doctor himself is a member of a satanic society.
    Whether or not Mosisili’s power is due to luck, Satanism or sheer political skill is subject to debate, but one thing for sure, the man wins every election, and his opponents all fall by his side. And being the most powerful man in Lesotho, he was the one who decided the investigations and court proceedings against the murder of his Son, Maile Mosisili should be stopped.
    The murderer of Maile has never been found nor arrested. Many Basotho claim Maile Mosisili death was a satanic sacrifice spear-headed by his father to consolidate his power, hence why even after ten years, the murderer has never been found nor known.
    Maile was killed next to Victoria hotel in downtown Maseru at evening hours in 19XX. Downtown Maseru is home to prostitutes at evening hours and some claim a prostitute witnessed the murder, and these were silenced by being offered a new life, new identities and financial freedom. Such a prostitute/or prostitutes are alleged to be currently living somewhere in Johannesburg under new identities.
    Whether the reader gets to believe or disbelief what has been written here doesn’t matter, and it wouldn’t change the truth of the matter.
    If you got interest in Lesotho, if you got friends and loved ones there, please pray from the Freedom of that country. Only prayer can be the source of true deliverance to the Basotho.
    If the reader decides to discard everything that has been written here, its find, but all the author is asking is one thing, PRAY FOR THE FREEDOM OF LESOTHO.
    We are not asking for people to be baised, and we are not suggesting which party should be voted for, we absolutely have neutrality on this. All we are asking for is one thing, prayer.
    We wrote this to ask the friends, relatives, families, people of interest and Basotho people themselves to stand up and pray for their freedom. If indeed there are spiritual entities involved, then you can’t win a spiritual battle with guns, violence, ballot papers or debates. Spiritual battles are won through prayer.

  5. jeff says:

    The love I have for my country is deep. To let this shallow pitiful fools to be elected into power..! Mark my words the youth this country are watching your every move..! Sooner or later this castle of yours will come down, crush and burn with all of this stupid get along gang in it. Haele popae ena ebareng ke metsing letla mochabela litla hlahella tsa hae kaleleng la matsatsi.

  6. aupa says:

    Hantle congress parties tse li batla ho isa naha ee liheleng!!!

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