DEMOCRATIC Congress (DC) youth league leader yesterday held a pomp and fanfare-filled 34th birthday party also attended by opposition youth league officials.
Addressing hundreds of attendees who included DC Secretary-General Ralechate ’Mokose, Mr Litjobo paid tribute to all the women who had helped shape his political career, particularly his mother who had raised him single-handedly.
“Life was never easy for me and my siblings as we would sometimes go to bed on empty stomachs,” he said.
“Sometimes we would take a salt and sugar solution just to get the energy needed to survive.”
To his wife Mr Litjobo said: “She has been very supportive since we got married in 2003. I doubt if any other woman would have put up with what this country’s politics has put me through.”
The DC youth league boss said his critics would latch on the fact he invited other youth leaders from the opposition.
“I know they are going to say all kinds of stories. But they should know I have an obligation to ensure young people in this country hold hands for the common good. So yes, I relate well with the nationalists,” he said.
The DC youth league boss and his Secretary-General Letuka Chafotsa were recently slapped with a M6 million demand by Finance Minister Dr ‘Mamphono Khaketla for alleging she had demanded a M4 million bribe to facilitate a lucrative government fleet contract.
In his remarks, Mr ’Mokose also called for unity of purpose.
“Let us all hold hands and do away with the cheap politics of insults and disrespect. The people should know and appreciate that at times we all agree to disagree,” he said.
Basotho National Party youth league leader ’Machere Seutloali echoed the sentiment saying: “This is our time and this is the only country that we have. There shall be no other Lesotho than this. We are the future of this country and need to cast aside our political differences for the common good of Basotho and Lesotho.”
Mr Litjobo was born on 23 August 1982 and is the fourth child in a family of four. Other attendees were Mr Litjobo’s Lesotho Congress for Democracy and Lesotho Progressive Congress colleagues.