Politics a cat and mouse affair
“AS a party, we are prepared to work harmoniously with the government in parliament but we need to see progress being made,” according to Reformed Congress of Lesotho (RCL) Secretary General, Mamolula Ntabe “Opposition sees red over delayed budget” ( Lesotho Times, May 7, 2015).
If the opposition can fulfil this promise, chances are they could be in government even before the seven-party coalition’s five year term ends.
During their time in government, they prorogued parliament to avoid a motion of no-confidence and the current administration delayed presenting the national budget. This is exactly what politicians are good at! — playing cat and mouse.
NOW that former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is in opposition, I am sure he realises that he should have fought corruption as a war while in power and not as a battle because it should be a continuous effort.
You can win a battle but lose the war which ultimately undoes the whole effort.
While fighting corruption was a popular cause, if it is not properly implemented it can lead to disastrous consequences.
Corruption has been fought before to a certain degree, ask Sole Masupha.
Any leader worth his salt would know that any government programme can only be completed when one is in power and not in the opposition.
The key job of a leader is to foster cohesion within the regime and ensure it survives to implement its programmes.