Mets­ing’s birth­day wish

Lesotho Times - - News - ’Marafaele Mohloboli

LERIBE — Deputy Prime Min­is­ter Mo­thetjoa Mets­ing says his great­est wish is for peace to pre­vail in Le­sotho.

The Le­sotho Congress for Democ­racy (LCD) leader made this very clear in his brief ad­dress as he cel­e­brated his 49th birth­day in Ma­hobong on Sun­day.

“This cel­e­bra­tion is meant to unite the LCD and should this be enough to make us the salt of our earth, let this be the be­gin­ning to­wards peace for our na­tion,” said Mr Mets­ing.

“I have seen that we have been joined here at this cel­e­bra­tion by mem­bers of the Demo­cratic Congress (DC) and other par­ties which form this coali­tion govern­ment. Let’s all go out there to the peo­ple and preach the mes­sage of peace. We are the govern­ment and it is be­fit­ting that we go and con­vey this mes­sage of peace to our brothers and sis­ters, that Le­sotho should be a peace­ful place to live in.

“But again, let’s not just preach about peace, let us be the ser­vants of peace.”

The deputy premier also thanked the guests for cel­e­brat­ing his birth­day in his birth­place.

Among the many dig­ni­taries who at­tended the party were Le­sotho De­fence Force Com­man­der Lieu­tenant-gen­eral Tlali Kamoli, Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Mo­lahlehi Let­soepa, Po­lice Deputy Com­mis­sioner Keketso Mon­a­heng, Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ser­vices Di­rec­tor Mohlakala Lerotholi, Om­buds­man Leshele Thoahlane and Home Affairs Min­is­ter Ad­vo­cate Lekhetho Rakuoane.

“I know there is noth­ing spe­cial about me, I’m like the rest of you and am very hum­bled that you de­cided to join me and hon­our this day. We all know where we are com­ing from in this coun­try’s pol­i­tics, and we have seen God’s love and mercy on us. I there­fore un­der­stand why you wanted to cel­e­brate in this fash­ion,” Mr Mets­ing said.

As part of the day’s cel­e­bra­tions, 150 Ma­hobong fam­i­lies re­ceived food ham­pers, with 150 more set to be pre­sented with sim­i­lar gifts this week.

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