Metsing’s birthday wish
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.