MASERU- Leader of Basotho Patriotic Party (BPP) Tefo Mapesela has expressed intention to oust Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro through a motion of no confidence once the august House opens on 10 September.
This will be the twelfth Meeting of the first session of the tenth Parliament.
The motion was submitted to the Clerk of the National Assembly Advocate Lebohang Maema on Wednesday afternoon 25 August 2021, receipt of which he has confirmed to the Lesotho Express.
The motion is said to be seconded by Alliance of Democrats (AD) legislator and Chairperson of the AD Parliamentary caucus Kose Makoa.
The motion calls for Majoro’s ouster and that he be replaced by AD leader Monyane Moleleki, who has since said he is going for retirement and won’t be contesting in the upcoming 2022 elections.
Mapesela, who is Mokhotlong’s legislator proposes “That this Honorable House has no confidence in the Right Honorable the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho Dr. Moeketsi Majoro.
“I therefore propose that the leader of opposition Hon. Monyane Moleleki from Machache # 39 be the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho,” reads the motion.
Advocate Maema said “the motion has been received and will undergo usual procedure the National Speaker will then approve it and pass it on to the Business Committee which will then forward it to the House for debate.”
Mapesela said “once the Business Committee has approved of the motion, we expect no other business than the debating of the motion.”
AD spokesperson Mr Thuso Litjobo said his party was not aware of the motion but “We shall wait to see what happens when lobbying comes and who knows we might just support it then.”
Mr Makoa could not be reached to confirm his part in the motion.