SADC com­mis­sion los­ing the plot

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THIS Jus­tice Mpa­phi Phumaphi-led SADC Com­mis­sion of in­quiry prob­ing le­sotho’s in­sta­bil­ity is ap­par­ently undis­ci­plined. it ex­er­cises pow­ers be­yond the le­gal frame­work.

it is en­joy­ing ex­trater­ri­to­rial pow­ers it has cre­ated for it­self to ap­pease the op­po­si­tion notwith­stand­ing the Pub­lic in­quiries Act 1994. it has also added for it­self, the terms of ref­er­ence for rea­sons best known to the 10-mem­ber com­mis­sion.

While en­joy­ing the joyride in South Africa, it has cre­ated a po­lit­i­cal plat­form for All Ba­sotho Con­ven­tion leader Thomas Tha­bane to frolic like a calf be­fore the com­mis­sion­ers and the fol­low­ers of the party. The com­mis­sion­ers had to pause to lis­ten to the gob­bledy­gook. it was some kind of cir­cus po­lit­i­cal rally held by glid­ing within the con­straints of the com­mis­sion pro­cesses which makes me to doubt the cred­i­bil­ity of the com­ing re­port whether he will be able to syn­the­size from tes­ti­monies. And i won­der if the com­mis­sion will have com­pleted the re­port by Novem­ber 2015.

i am of the view that the com­mis­sioner has not been able to con­tain the ir­rel­e­vant sparks just be­cause they have been ig­nited from his cum­ber­some love for the op­po­si­tion.

Phumaphi ap­pears to be in the know as to who did what. i am say­ing this be­cause he says the gov­ern­ment is un­co­op­er­a­tive when they do not ut­ter what he wants them to ut­ter. it ap­pears to me that he has al­ready writ­ten a re­port in his head and if one tes­ti­fies in a dif­fer­ent way from his re­port in mind then one be­comes un­co­op­er­a­tive.

Could some­body please bring the wheels in align­ment? They ap­pear to have gone out.

N Manya, Ha Pu­l­ulu.

Jus­tice Mpa­phi Phumaphi

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