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Lesotho Times - - Front Page - ’Marafaele Mohloboli

A CAB­I­NET reshuf­fle is on the cards with sources yes­ter­day telling the Le­sotho Times that Prime Min­is­ter Pakalitha Mo­sisili could an­nounce the changes “any­time from now”.

Ac­cord­ing to the sources, the most af­fected would be min­is­ters be­long­ing to the Demo­cratic Congress (DC).

Min­is­ters sus­pected to be in­volved in the party’s fac­tional fight­ing are set to be given the boot or moved to less-in­flu­en­tial port­fo­lios, the sources fur­ther said.

The DC has been split into two fac­tions — one sup­port­ing party leader Dr Mo­sisili and the other his deputy, Monyane Moleleki.

Dr Mo­sisili al­luded to the fac­tion­al­ism when he ad­dressed the party’s elec­tive con­fer­ence held in Ha Foso last month.

Ac­cord­ing to the sources, DC Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer and Malin­goa­neng Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment (MP), Se­ri­a­long Qoo is among those ex­pected to be ap­pointed to the seven-party cab­i­net, while some “big­wigs” are set to be dropped.

Mr Qoo yes­ter­day said he heard about the reshuf­fle “from the cor­ri­dors”, while some of the DC min­is­ters who are ex­pected to be dropped told the Le­sotho Times they would ac­cept what­ever po­si­tion the party takes re­gard­ing their fu­ture.

Asked about the reshuf­fle, the prime min­is­ter’s press at­taché, Mo­tumi Rale­joe said he was not aware of it.

Govern­ment spokesper­son and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Min­is­ter Khotso Let­satsi also said he was not aware of any loom­ing cab­i­net reshuf­fle.

“This is the first time I am hear­ing about it. It’s news to me,” he said.

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