Lekhanya is right but . . .
I AGREE with a number of issues raised by Former Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) Commander Major General Metsing Lekhanya, “We are headed for chaos — Lekhanya” ( Lesotho Times, July 30, 2015) except for the old school way of thinking that the military is preeminent.
This assertion tells me Ntate Lekhanya still supports his decision to oust former premier Leabua Jonathan. Ntate Lekhanya may wish to know or be reminded that the military’s role is to protect the state and its people.
Politicians are democratically-elected by the people and therefore have a right to control the military. Politicians represent the people by being voted into power, the military who are the people also with a democratic right to vote, must succumb to politi- cal leadership.
The military should simply be depoliticised and know they serve the government of the day and not certain politicians as is the case right now.
FORMER LDF Commander Major General Metsing Lekhanya sounds very biased in his comments. But I am not surprised; he is a Basotho National Party guy.
His sentiments are exactly what you would expect from a Congress person if asked to comment about anything concerning the BNP. Although he raises some seriousrious points of concern, he is not honest.
The army was killing more Basotho sotho during his tenure than at any otherher time. Where was the respect for human life and God’s image during his tenure? He must just shut up!
Phakoe Lilomong.mong. IN response to “Misery dogs farming families” ( Lesotho Times, July 30, 2015), when I envisaged myself in Ha-makhoathi villager Napo Ramalepe’s shoes and other Basotho, tears welled in my eyes.
I remembered that Lesotho was once regarded as the “granary of the Republic of South Africa” but today her citizens cannot even survive on subsistence farming.
A plethora of questions kept bouncing back and forth in my mind; should we pray to “Chiuta and Leza” to shower us with his rain of benedictions?
Should we keep signing and discussing the UNFCC COP 19 and COP 21 without executing it?
Should we go to Singapore and exhume Lee Kuan Yew to come and rescue us?
Should we go to Israel?, Should we become “car boot” lawyers? Should we frantically call Dr Sergio Canavero to perform two million head transplants in the Mountain Kingdom? Should we wait for Uncle Sam’s donations? Should we re-establish the car wash businesses? Should we rest on our laurels as a “sick nation” and drink “Eagle Lager?” Should we wait for the next three futile decades of “Pink Panther & Pals coalition?”
Should we wait for Cyclone Tom? Should we wait for Kingmaker or Marshmallow? Should we take a cue from the late former Lesotho Defence Force commander Maaparankoe Mahao who said farming is the way to go?
Let’s keep his dream alive by 2017 and return our motherland to its heyday.
TO the leaders of this nation I am sure our king Moshoeshoe I is so disappointed in you.
How could you turn our country into a circus? Stop what you are doing.