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Moleleki taken ill, misses rally


Pascalinah Kabi

ALLIANCE of Democrats (AD) leader, Monyane Moleleki, yesterday missed a party rally for the Maseru constituencies after being taken ill and advised to undergo bed rest by doctors.

This was revealed by AD Secretary-General Mokhele Moletsane during yesterday’s rally in Ha Makhalanyane yesterday.

“We are hereby informing you and the whole nation that AD leader Monyane Moleleki has been advised by doctors to take a few days off after falling sick with an illness associated with fatigue,” Mr Moletsane told party supporters, adding that he became ill on Thursday.

Mr Moleleki is also set to miss today’s rally in Quthing.

Mr Moletsane further said Mr Moleleki was recovering well and he would be present for the next campaign rallies, beginning with the one in the Leribe district on Saturday.

However, Mr Moleleki addressed the supporters through a mobile phone and assured them he would attend the Leribe rally.

“It is true that I am recovering well and had the doctors not ordered me to rest, I would be with you today and tomorrow. Unfortunately, I am going to miss the two rallies but will be back to work and attend the Mahobong rally on May 6,” he said.

The rallies are aimed at drumming up support for the AD ahead of the 3 June 2017 elections which were called by King Letsie III in the aftermath of the opposition’s successful parliamentary no-confidence vote that toppled the Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili-led seven-party coalition government last month.

Mr Moleleki took the opportunity to condemn the killing of a fourth-year National University of Lesotho female student who was gunned down on Friday night at a bar in Roma.

“We therefore pass our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. It is never good for anyone to lose their lives like this,” Mr Moleleki said, adding, he hoped the police would speedily investigate the matter so that the culprits were brought to book.

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