SADC should send Kamoli to Siberia
SCrutator is deeply saddened by information that our very own accomplished anarchist and terrorist scumbag tlali kamoli is still hanging around South africa with seemingly no country willing to accommodate him for his forced sabbatical. It’s a rule taught every child on their first day at kindergarten that the first letter of any human being’s name ought to be written in capital letters. However, I am in this article inventing a new rule and writing kamoli’s name in all small letters to entrench my disrespect and hatred of him.
Since Basotho are generally poor readers and bad followers of current affairs, I also have to regularly remind my fellow kith and kin of every mundane detail to keep them abreast with reality.
those who follow the news will know that as part of a security deal to tame our feuding police and army security clusters, Cyril Ramaphosa brokered the Maseru Security accord in which kamoli would be sent away to some country alongside Police Commissioner Khothatso tšooana and new LDF boss Maaparankoe Mahao. the latter was lawfully appointed by Cyclone tom but was never allowed to assume his position by the small time terrorist.
tšooana has long been accepted by his hosts, algeria, who were quite happy to receive him. So is Mahao, who is serving his sabbatical in Sudan. However, the small time terrorist is still stuck in South africa. apparently, no country is willing to accept kamoli. uganda was where kamoli was supposed to have gone. But the East african country, headed by former guerilla fighter Yoweri Museveni, is developing cold feet and has hitherto refused to open its doors to kamoli.
pparently Museveni, like most other leaders, don’t understand why they should be asked to reward criminality by hosting bandit who should be in jail. this is a man who has played havoc with the lives of innocent Basotho, deploying his soldiers to kill and maim at will.
this is a man who has thumped his wide Mr Flintstone like nose at everything to do with the rule of law by refusing to handover suspected criminals involved in the bombing of the house of thom thabane’s concubine leaving, a trail of destruction in the process. this is a man who was lawfully fired by His Majesty on the advice of a sitting Prime Minister but refused to go, instead opting to create mayhem in our country.
For these and other reasons, many countries are incredulous of accommodating such a bad apple. Indeed, they fear it sets a bad precedent. It sends a bad signal to all soldiers that they can attempt to overthrow their governments in the hope that this is the best way to earn themselves sumptuous all expenses paid for holidays.
Just imagine what would become of this world, if every soldier who attempts a coup and fails ends up being lavished with a five star luxury hotel in the Maldives or Bermuda instead of drinking his own urine in a stinky cell.
“this man must be in jail. Why should he be rewarded with a luxurious holiday for spearheading murder and banditry and creating all the mayhem he has caused. He should be tried by courts of law and face the consequences of his actions….most countries are livid about accepting him because it sets a bad precedent for their countries and for the world at large. anyone who attempts a coup and fail must face the music….,” a member seconded to the SADC mission in Lesotho, who I cannot name, told me this week.
needless to say I wouldn’t agree with him and all the countries that have refused to accept kamoli more. the only problem is that if no coun- try accepts kamoli, then he might have an excuse of wanting to return to Lesotho, which he considers his backyard or pig-sty, and continue to wreck more havoc. For that reason, the authorities must find somewhere to stash him.
My biggest worry is that uganda, even if it eventually accepts him, is a bad choice for kamoli. It is much nearer Lesotho than the algeria and Sudan to which tšooana and Mahao have been deployed. uganda is also too civilized a country to rehabilitate such a hard-nosed bandit. also bad is to deploy him to the african union headquarters in addis as some have suggested. What message will the au, which forbids military coups, will be sending to other army generals around the continent if they provide comfort and succor to kamoli?
kamoli should have been sent to the steppes of Siberia, or to Kathmandu. all on a one way ticket. It is never too late to do that. Vladimir Putin, a fellow minded international criminal terrorist masquerading as a democratically President of Russia, would be too happy to accept kamoli. It’s a pity that the original choice of countries to deploy Kamoli and his counterparts was restricted to Commonwealth and SADC countries. It’s never too late to speak to Putin. He probably needs more Kamolis to continue to aid his own continued banditry in ukraine.
he more kamoli sticks in the neighbourhood, the more the problems he can potentially create for us. In fact the only reason I am tempted to want Cyclone tom and thesele ‘Maseribane back in power is because that’s the only surest guarantee not to have kamoli back. that’s also the surest way to ensure kamoli has his day in court. upon his inevitable conviction of murder and terrorism, kamoli should not be sentenced to death by lethal injection or ordinary hanging. He should be tied on a tree and every reasonable Mosotho must
It was indeed refreshing to witness the police and army marching for peace last week in a significant show of a possible thawing of relations between the two security clusters. I can bet a pound of my flesh this would not have been possible if kamoli was around. Of course some police officers stayed away from the peace march because of lingering bitterness over kamoli’s terrorism on them. that is pretty understandable. But it’s not for the good of the country to hold on to such long term bitterness.
kamoli’s absence should inspire us to come together and rebuild this Kingdom. Which is why we should all lobby hard for his deployment in the Russian steppes. acting Police Commissioner Masupha Masupha and acting army Commander Major General Khoantle Motšomotšo seem to be two honorable gentlemen interested in restoring trust in the security cluster. that’s what we need.
By the way Scrutator is not quite sure what the hell his parents had in mind when they decided to name the acting police commissioner Masupha Masupha at his birth. I am not sure which is supposed to be the first or second name. Or was this just a typing error by the birth registry officer who repeated either the first name or surname and omitted the other name. Either way and despite the strangeness and awkwardness of your name, you are a good man Mr MASUPHA MASUPHA. Keep up the good work.