The gravy train needs no talk­ers

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...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.

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