Let the bromance begin

Let the bromance begin

MASERU – The Socialist Revolutionary (SR) and the Movement for Economic Change (MEC) parties are looking at forming a coalition after the next parliamentary elections if the votes allow – thanks to the personal friendship of the party leaders.
Spokesman for the MEC Motlalentoa Khoete, told thepost that although there are no formal talks yet between the two parties there are possibilities of a coalition in future.
“As you may be well aware, this is a friendship between the two leaders which has climaxed into friendship between their parties,” Khoete said.
This comes after the SR leader Teboho Mojapela donated over 20 shawls at the birthday celebration of MEC leader Selibe Mochoboroane in Qoaling constituency last weekend.

Mojapela said the shawls should be given to the constituency’s elderly women as part of Mochoboroane’s 42nd birthday celebration.
“We of the Socialist Revolution will continue to rally behind the MEC leader because he is brave and has demonstrated that he loves Lesotho and Basotho,” Mojapela said.
“We resolved that we will support MEC because its leader is young,” he said, adding that he is not afraid to confront corrupt politicians.
Mojapela said Mochoboroane is not associated with corruption “hence our strong support for him”.

Mojapela rechristened Mochoboroane, who is popularly known as E Motšo Moratuoa (the Black Loved One), as the Black Star.
Earlier, Mojapela had told his rally that the SR would rally behind the MEC if “for some reason” it does not actively participate in the polls.
Mochoboroane shouted that “we are going to Canaan together,” Mochoboroane shouted during the celebrations while telling Mojapela that “we are together”.
SR is also known as Basotho’s Canaan.

Mochoboroane on May 13 attended Mojapela’s birthday in ’Moteng in Butha-Buthe.
The MEC and SR are united in calling on Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to step down.
The MEC deputy leader, Nkhetše Monyalotsa, told a press conference on Tuesday that Thabane must go because he is no longer in control.
Monyalotsa also claimed that cases of torture of suspects in police custody are still rampant despite the practice being illegal and a violation of basic human rights of arrested people.

Monyalotsa cited a Ha-Matela police incident where police officers severely tortured suspects and forced one of them to eat his own faeces.
“Others lost their minds because of the torture,” he said, adding that suspects must be allowed to face the courts of law without suffering abuse at the hands of the police.
Monyalotsa said they took an initiative to write to international human rights organisations condemning the brutality and called for the arrest of police officers involved in the Ha Matela incident.
He gave the Commissioner of Police Holomo Molibeli 14 days to report back to the nation on the steps taken against the rogue police officers.
Monyalotsa said they were informed that the government has been warned against police brutality after Amnesty International was made aware of the brutality.
He threatened to raise the issue with the international community again if police brutality does not stop.

Nkheli Liphoto

 

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