Mahao wrong on LTTU
I OFTEN peruse the ‘Opinion and Analysis’ pages of the Lesotho Times. Recently I paged through the paper’s issue of 9th January 2016 and was shocked after having read what columnist Mahao Mahao said under the National Agenda with the bold headline ‘The gravy train needs no talkers’.
He boldly stated that the Lesotho Teachers’ Trade Union (LTTU) had made the PFD aware that they will not be supporting them in view of how the party handled Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao’s killing and their continual allegiance to a government that remains one of the chief suspects in his death. He states categorically that this is the LTTU decision.
In my capacity as the chairman of the Botha-bothe LTTU committee and by virtue of holding such a portfolio being a member of the LTTU National Executive Committee, and as such any decisions made by the union I must be in the know since I am part of the decision-making body, I am therefore refuting Mahao’s statement.
The fact is the LTTU has never sat down to discuss the issue of the killing of Brigadier Mahao and again it is misleading for the columnist to say it is our decision to part ways with the PFD.
I am afraid the columnist has been illinformed to write such a statement that is apparently meant to sow seeds of confusion in the LTTU membership.
I wonder where the columnist could have heard such wrong and misleading information since he is not even a member of the union not unless there has been an incessant spree of kangaroo meetings by some members of the union. Decisions reached by the LTTU can never be effected through social media. I want to believe that decisions can be reached at national congress, national council and some decisions at district congress level.
I could be very much delighted to hear from the columnist where and when such decisions were made. Or may I invite any member of the LTTU National Executive Committee to prove me wrong when I say such a decision has never been made and that we have never discussed Brigadier Mahao’s killing in any NEC meeting.
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