SADC commission losing the plot
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