The gravy train needs no talkers
...From page 14 repercussions that may unfold in the months and years ahead, they should just pay a quick visit to one of their partners in government — the LCD — to find out how in just over two years 12 constituencies became two. In just that period, 26 members of parliament in 2012 for the LCD had shrunk to just 14 in 2015.
That is the meaning of political support. It is cruel and humiliating to those who think the public does not care about what is happening around them. Today, the LCD is probably even more damaged than it was in 2015. Only those who lead the party may not acknowledge this glaring reality. If the LCD was a property put up for sale, it would surely fetch less than a quarter of its original value. The question then for PFD is whether, in the next election, they will manage the modest achievement of the current two parliamentary seats. A rude awakening may be lying on their path and Maaparankoe Mahao may well deliver a defining blow to the party even from the darkness of his grave in Mokema.
lmahao Mahao is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the National University of Lesotho.