MASERU- Knives are out for Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro who is also deputy leader of the All Basotho Convention (ABC).
Party spokesperson Montoeli Masoetsa has said that the most “damning reason” for Majoro’s removal is his disregard for the ruling party’s instructions. His failure to control the rampant killings of civilians and his indecisiveness to take charge where necessary are some of the main reasons that called for this decision.
Masoetsa ABC Pro.
“He is always ignoring his own party’s instructions and is giving jobs to his coalition partners, the Democratic Congress (DC), instead of his own party as promised and agreed upon.
“We have agreed that we need someone who is more focused and can take us to next year’s elections as a united front, hence we have replaced him with Nkaku Kabi. This was discussed and agreed upon on Thursday 2 December, what’s left now for change of office is just the logistics.
“Whether he agrees or not is neither here nor there. He has failed dismally and has to make way for someone who is more determined,” said Masoetsa.
Majoro took office in May 2020 when Thabane was forced to step down following allegations that he murdered his estranged wife in 2017.
Lesotho has experienced chronic instability over the years and all the governments between 2012 and 2020 have failed to go to full term.
DC spokesperson Serialong Qoo said they still haven’t gotten any communication from the ABC regarding Majoro’s removal even though it would still not materialize because “this is a government and not a party issue.”
“The sad part about people like ntate Masoetsa is that they can’t separate their party from the government, just because they are in the coalition doesn’t give them the power to remove the premier as and when they wish. The PM can only be removed by a motion of no confidence by legislators in the august House and not the party NEC.
“The announcement made by Masoetsa on various radio stations this morning is treasonous and he ought to have been summoned by police already,” said Qoo.