CAN you believe the foolishness of local opposition parties that want to be taken seriously by all of us when they could actually take close to a month to discover that they did not agree with a report presented by the Christian Council of Lesotho to Sadc leaders during a regional summit in Maputo mid-August?
Bishop Phillip Mokuku who is mediating in the proportional representation seats tug-of-war between the ruling Lesotho Congress for Democracy and local opposition parties presented a progress report to the Sadc summit which the Lesotho Opposition Parties Forum claims did not include their input.
Co-ordinator of the forum, Majara Molapo, on Tuesday told the media that his group had not been given the opportunity to peruse the report or contribute to it.
While the opposition parties may have a point it is mind-boggling why it has taken the parties so long to make their position known to the electorate given that the summit ended three weeks ago on August 17.
Is it because the opposition coalition is not capable of thinking and acting fast, which could be the reason why they have not been able to keep up with Bishop Mokuku’s pace?
And while the opposition forum claims that they have not been afforded the opportunity to contribute to the report the Lesotho Council of Churches insists everyone was consulted before the report was compiled.
Next week Vuvuzela will let you know who was lying between Majara Molapo and Bishop Mokuku.
We were amused to discover this week that there are in fact two Miss Mazenods after the chaotic pageant that took place in that urban village last month.
One Miss Mazenod is Limpho Moletsane who, we are told, actually lost the competition and was not even in the top five but was miraculously announced as the winner of the annual pageant.
Apparently Limpho has been allowed to keep the title and the attendant crown but not the big prize.
The other Miss Mazenod is Sebabatso Salemane whom, we are also told, is the actual winner of the competition but was somehow sidelined by the judges and the announcer during a moment of chaotic adjudication.
Sebabatso has since been coaxed into taking the top prize — a laptop, cash and a beauty products hamper — but not the crown and the title.
This was after Sebabatso’s mother allegedly got wind of the fraud against her daughter and threatened to sue the organisers of the pageant.