The Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) has appealed to party supporters attending today’s last political rallies before next Saturday’s parliamentary elections to observe the law.
The All Basotho Convention (ABC), Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD), Basotho National Party (BNP), Democratic Congress (DC) and Reformed Congress of Lesotho (RCL), would all be holding their last star rallies today in Maseru and Berea.
“We are appealing to party supporters to sticking to their prescribed routes to avoid conflicts since the rallies are going to be held in Maseru and the other one in Berea, which is just a few kilometres from the capital,” LMPS spokesperson Lebona Mohloboli said yesterday.
Senior Inspector Mohloboli added police officers would be deployed at all the rallies to ensure no one is breaking the law.
“We appeal to everyone who is going to attend the rallies on Sunday not to carry any dangerous weapons, for instance, because anyone caught with such weapons will be arrested. The police also urge people not to provoke rival supporters and motorists to respect traffic regulations as they go to these rallies,” he added.
Basotho choose a new government on 28 February after last year’s dramatic collapse of an alliance of three parties—ABC, LCD and BNP—which came to power in June 2012.