Pol­i­tics is only a gravy train

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IN re­sponse to “Phoofolo, ex-chauf­feur in bit­ter poll dis­pute” (Le­sotho Times, De­cem­ber 25) it comes as no sur­prise to see power strug­gles within our po­lit­i­cal land­scape.

While pol­i­tics should ul­ti­mately serve the devel­op­ment of this coun­try, it has now been turned into a ca­reer.

I will also fol­low Law and Con­sti­tu­tional Af­fairs min­is­ter Haae Phoofolo’s for­mer driver, David Seut­loali in ven­tur­ing into pol­i­tics be­cause: 1) Politi­cians are never sin­cere about their prom­ises af­ter be­ing elected. 2) You have seen clearly how the dice is played in the field. I strongly be­lieve you have a quest to sow the seed of de­vel­op­ments once you step in the par­lia­ment.

Par­lia­ment in this coun­try seems to be a wall built to ob­struct the peo­ple from see­ing where cor­rup­tion and power greed are de­vel­oped and nur­tured.

It seems every­body’s wish now is to be elected to the par­lia­ment and get the rich pick­ings of Ba­sotho tax­pay­ers’ money. A clear ex­am­ple of this sce­nario is that of Ad-

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