Mosisili says Sekatle ‘a  pathological liar’

Mosisili says Sekatle ‘a pathological liar’

MAPUTSOE – Democratic Congress (DC) leader, Pakalitha Mosisili, has described Semano Sekatle who defected to the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) party two weeks ago “as a pathological liar”. Mosisili was addressing DC supporters at his final rally as party leader in Maputsoe at the weekend.
Sekatle, who was the DC’s secretary general, quit the party claiming he had been ill-treated by members of the party’s national executive committee.

Mosisili said claims by Sekatle that he was ill-treated were a blue lie. He said Sekatle could not produce any evidence to show that the DC’s national executive committee persecuted him.
When he left the DC to join the ABC a fortnight ago, Sekatle said the DC’s NEC had made him “sit on a sharp point of a stone” within the party.
He said he was no longer comfortable working with members of the DC NEC.

However, Mosisili said the allegations were not entirely true. He said sometime in June last year, Sekatle wrote to the party informing them he was resigning from the committee.
“We asked him the reason and he said there was a group of youths that had humiliated him. We asked him to give us their names and he did so,” Mosisili said.

“We spent two consecutive days reprimanding the youths and it was only then that Sekatle continued with his work as the secretary general,” he said.
“Notice that he never said he had been ill-treated by the national executive committee as he is now saying.”
Mosisili described Sekatle as a pathological liar.

He referred to Sekatle’s response to a reporter’s question if he would still have defected if Prime Minister Thomas Thabane had not promised him a ministerial position.
Sekatle said he would not have defected because that would not be of any benefit to him.
Sekatle is now Tourism Minister, an appointment made on the day he announced that he had defected to the ABC.

“He would not cross to the ABC if he was not appointed minister, so where would the sharp stone be?” Mosisili said.
Mosisili also said Sekatle was only interested in being a minister hence he defected “and he should stop accusing our NEC of making him uncomfortable”.

He also mocked Sekatle for crossing to the ABC where the leader, according to the party’s constitution, “is a leader for life” and yet he left the DC saying its leader has been in power for 21 years.
“The irony of this is that he deserts at a time when I am stepping down from the party leadership, only to go to a party whose leader is constitutionally a leader until he goes to the grave,” he said.

Staff Reporter

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