Tšooana’s fate a no brainer
IN response to “Tšooana faces axe” ( Lesotho Times, June 4 2015), perhaps Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) Commissioner Khothatso Tšooana and former Lesotho Defence Force commander Maaparankoe Mahao were naïve, inept or both.
One has to read the pulse and posture of the powers that be. When you bet on a horse and it loses, you cut your losses and let it go. Unless Commissioner Tšooana’s lawyers have an ace up their sleeve, the outcome is pretty much predictable.
The precedents are not even that far in the past, Justice Michael Ramodibedi tried through the legal route and failed to save his job.
There is fierce opposition to Justice Kananelo Mosito’s appointment as Court of Appeal president. Former premier Thomas Thabane appointed Justice Mosito because he called the shots and that is all that mattered then. However, things have changed.
Fighting battles you are most likely to lose is not a wise move. I applaud former LMPS Deputy Commissioner Masupha Masupha who knew the odds were stacked against him and bowed out gracefully without fanfare. Retreat is not surrendering but a tactical move to bide your time. Because there is one constant in life: Change.
Lesotho is similar to a high school in its modus operandi. Once you fall out of favour with the headmaster, you cannot be a head prefect, regardless of your massive support from the students. So why did Messrs Tšooana and Mahao not see what most of us see; their fate was ultimately going to end up a political decision.
IN response to “Deportees recount ordeals” ( Lesotho Times, June 4 2015), South Africa must deport more Basotho. The South Africans made what their country is today. Why can’t we do the same here in Lesotho? I am sorry, but they should deport as many Basotho as they possibly can so we all demand jobs here at home. Our leaders need to rise to the occasion.
Motseko Dompedro Mochai.
ALL these deportations are the results of hunger, poverty and unemployment in Lesotho. Meanwhile, family responsibilities and support, regardless of the obstacles faced, still need to be addressed.
I RECENTLY heard a South African who recognised one of the deportees saying he had previously dropped the latter at Sani Pass.
He told his colleagues it was pointless to deport Basotho because the guy they were deporting had been deported before and that he was sure the people they deported the day before were already on their way back to SA.
Simon T Sehlabo.
IN response to “Rantšo ‘ desperate’ to return” ( Lesotho Times, June 4 2015), since Reformed Congress of Lesotho (RCL) leader Keketso Rantšo had been alerted by a “Good Samaritan” of the pending assault that prompted her flight, she will have to wait to hear from him if it is now safe
I THINK former Prime Minister and All Basotho Convention leader Thomas Thabane, Basotho National Party leader Thesele ‘Maseribane and Reformed Congress of Lesotho (RCL) leader Keketso Rantšo may be up to something.
All of them managed to “escape” and none of them got harmed yet they still call it a plot. Even Ms Rantšo managed to run away. It’s truly amazing!
Bapela Enest Mphulenyane.